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

Past Issue
  • January 2015
  • Volume 31 · Issue 1

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):6-8

Original Article

Influence of Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction on Corneal Nerve Density and Ocular Surface: A 1-Year Prospective, Confocal, Microscopic Study

Rie Ishii, MD, PhD; Kimiya Shimizu, MD, PhD; Akihito Igarashi, MD, PhD; Hidenaga Kobashi, MD, PhD; Kazutaka Kamiya, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):10-15

Development of the Continuous Curvilinear Lenticulerrhexis Technique for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction

Yu Zhao, MD; Meiyan Li, PhD; Peijun Yao, PhD; Rupal Shah, MD, PhD; Michael C. Knorz, MD, PhD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):16-21

Supplemental Data

Comparison of Visual Outcomes After Variable Spot Scanning Ablation Versus Wavefront-Optimized Myopic LASIK

Mounir A. Khalifa, MD, PhD; Ehab F. Mossallam, MD, PhD; Tamer H. Massoud, MD, PhD; Mohamed Shafik Shaheen, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):22-28

Phakic Intraocular Lens Explantation: Causes in 240 Cases

Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD; Bader T. Toffaha, MD; Pablo Peña-Garcia, OD, MSc; Luis Manuel Sádaba, MD; Rafael I. Barraquer, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):30-35

Demarcation Line Evaluation of Iontophoresis-Assisted Transepithelial Corneal Collagen Cross-linking for Keratoconus

Samantha Bonnel, MD; Marouen Berguiga, MD; Benoit De Rivoyre, JD; Gabriel Bedubourg, MD; Damien Sendon, MD; Françoise Froussart-Maille, MD, MSc; Jean-Claude Rigal-Sastourne, MD, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):36-40

Supplemental Data

Polynomial Curve Fitting of the Corneal Profile in 2.2-mm Corneal Incision Phacoemulsification

Jaime Tejedor, MD, PhD; Francisco J. Gutiérrez-Carmona, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):42-47

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
Supplemental Data

Stromal Surface Topography-guided Custom Ablation as a Repair Tool for Corneal Irregular Astigmatism

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth; Marine Gobbe, MST(Optom), PhD; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Gerhard Youssefi, PhD; Hugo F. S. Sutton, MD, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):54-59

Supplemental Data Free

Therapeutic Flap Amputation for Atypical LASIK Flap and Interface Abnormalities

Heather M. Weissman, MD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):61-67

Letters to the Editor

Safety of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Performed by Surgeons in Training

Joshua H. Hou, MD; Adam L. Prickett, MD; Maria S. Cortina, MD; Sandeep Jain, MD; Jose de la Cruz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):69-70


Immediate Effect of Ultraviolet-A Collagen Cross-linking Therapy on the Biomechanics and Histology of the Human Cornea

María A. del Buey, MD; Elena Lanchares, PhD; José Ángel Cristóbal, MD; Santiago Ramón y Cajal Junquera, MD; Carmen Yus Gotor, MD; Begoña Calvo, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):70-71


Long-term Outcomes After Mechanized Arcuate Keratotomy for the Correction of Astigmatism After Keratoplasty

Patrick Loriaut, MD; Perle Tumahai, MD; Louis Hoffart, MD; Vincent M. Borderie, MD, PhD; Laurent Laroche, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(1):71-72


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