Journal of Refractive Surgery


Journal of Refractive Surgery

The premier journal for refractive surgeons for over 30 years

The Journal of Refractive Surgery, the official journal of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has been a monthly peer-reviewed forum for original research, review, and evaluation of refractive and lens-based surgical procedures for more than 30 years. Practical, clinically valuable articles provide readers with the most up-to-date information regarding advances in the field of refractive surgery. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as:

• Columns including “Translational Science,” “Surgical Techniques,” and “Biomechanics”
• Supplemental videos and materials available for many articles
• Access to current articles, as well as several years of archived content
• Articles posted online just 2 months after acceptance


Journal Impact Factor
2018 Impact Factor 3.000

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

The articles prior to January 2013 are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. To access the article, you may purchase it or purchase the complete back file collection here

Past Issue
  • July 2012
  • Volume 28 · Issue 7


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):449

Letters to the Editor

Astigmatic Neutrality in 1.9-mm Coaxial Microincision Phacoemulsification

Michael Goggin, FRCSI(Ophth), FRANZCO, MS; Sacha Moore, FRCOphth; Katherine Zamora-Alejo, MD; Adrian Esterman, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):451-452

Original Articles

A Contralateral, Randomized Comparison of Optimized Prolate Ablation and Conventional LASIK for Myopia With the NIDEK Excimer Laser Platform

Alaa M. El Danasoury, MD, FRCS; Jack Holladay, MD, MSEE; George O. Waring, MD, FACS, FRCOphth; Stefan Pieger, MS; Harkaran S. Bains

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):453-463

Original Article

Outcomes of Refractive Surgery in Patients With Topographic Superior Corneal Steepening

George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD; Vardhaman P. Kankariya, MD; Michael A. Grentzelos, MD; Vasilios F. Diakonis, MD; George A. Kounis, PhD; Evangelos Minos, MD; Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD; Ioannis G. Pallikaris, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):462-467

Visual Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction After Presbyopic Lens Exchange With a Diffractive Multifocal Intraocular Lens

John S.M. Chang, MD; Jack C.M. Ng, BSc; Silvania Y.F. Lau, MPhil

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):468-474

Corneal Collagen Cross-linking Demarcation Line Depth Assessed by Visante OCT After CXL for Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia

Jason C.S. Yam, FRCS(Ed), MPH; Clement W.N. Chan, FRCS(Ed), FRCophth(HK); Arthur C.K. Cheng, MRCS(Ed), FRCophth(HK)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):475-481

Flap Relift for Retreatment After Femtosecond Laser–assisted LASIK

Marcony R. Santhiago, MD; David Smadja, MD; Kelly Zaleski, COT; Edgar M. Espana, MD; Brian K. Armstrong, MD; Steven E. Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):482-487

Epithelial Ingrowth After LASIK: Clinical Characteristics, Risk Factors, and Visual Outcomes in Patients Requiring Flap Lift

Christopher R. Henry, MD; Ana Paula Canto, MD; Anat Galor, MD; Pravin K. Vaddavalli, MD; William W. Culbertson, MD; Sonia H. Yoo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):488-492

Repeatability of the Sirius Imaging System and Agreement With the Pentacam HR

Cornelius K. Nasser, MD; Reut Singer, MD; Yaniv Barkana, MD; David Zadok, MD; Isaac Avni, MD; Yakov Goldich, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):493-497

Surgical Technique

Intraocular Lens Explantation Technique for One-piece Acrylic Lenses

Bonnie A. Henderson, MD; E. Bo Yang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):499-502


In Vitro Quantification of the Stiffening Effect of Corneal Cross-linking in the Human Cornea Using Radial Shearing Speckle Pattern Interferometry

Nathaniel E. Knox Cartwright, MA, MRCOphth; John R. Tyrer, PhD; John Marshall, PhD, FRCPath, FMedSci

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):503-507


Anterior Segment Biometry: A Study and Review of Resolution and Repeatability Data

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC, FRCOphth; Marine Gobbe, MST(Optom), PhD; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(7):509-520

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