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
  • November 2015
  • Volume 31 · Issue 11
Original Article
Supplemental Data

Three-Year Results of Small Incision Lenticule Extraction for High Myopia: Refractive Outcomes and Aberrations

Iben Bach Pedersen, MD; Anders Ivarsen, MD, PhD; Jesper Hjortdal, MD, DMSci

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(11):719-724

Supplemental Data

Visual Outcomes and Optical Quality After Femtosecond Laser Small Incision Lenticule Extraction: An 18-Month Prospective Study

Huamao Miao, MD, PhD; Mi Tian, MD; Ye Xu, MD, PhD; Yingjun Chen, MD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(11):726-731

Lenticule Quality After Continuous Curvilinear Lenticulerrhexis in SMILE Evaluated With Scanning Electron Microscopy

Yu Zhao, MD; Meiyan Li, PhD; Ling Sun, PhD; Jing Zhao, PhD; Yingjun Chen, MD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(11):732-735

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Detection of Keratoconus in Clinically and Algorithmically Topographically Normal Fellow Eyes Using Epithelial Thickness Analysis

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Raksha Urs, PhD; Marine Gobbe, MST(Optom), PhD; Arindam RoyChoudhury, PhD; Ronald H. Silverman, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(11):736-744

Straylight Measurements in Two Different Apodized Diffractive Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, MD, PhD; Grzegorz Labuz, MSc; Ivanka J. van der Meulen, MD, PhD; Jan Willem van der Linden, BOpt; M. P. Mourits, MD, PhD; Tom J. van den Berg, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(11):746-751

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Comparison of Forward Light Scatter Changes Between SMILE, Femtosecond Laser-assisted LASIK, and Epipolis LASIK: Results of a 1-Year Prospective Study

Lulu Xu, MD; Yan Wang, MD, PhD; Jing Li, MD; Yangchen Liu, MD; Wenjing Wu, MD; Hui Zhang, PhD; Yanan Wu, MD; Gauhar Ali Khan, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(11):752-758

Comparison of Three Epithelial Removal Techniques in PRK: Mechanical, Alcohol-assisted, and Transepithelial Laser

Yinon Shapira, MD; Michael Mimouni, MD; Shmuel Levartovsky, MD; David Varssano, MD; Tzahi Sela, BSc; Gur Munzer, LLB; Igor Kaiserman, MD, MSc, MHA

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(11):760-766

Supplemental Data
Translational Science

Femtosecond Laser-assisted Endokeratophakia Using Allogeneic Corneal Lenticule in a Rabbit Model

Ting Zhang, MD; Yuan Sun, MD; Manli Liu, MD; Yugui Zhou, MD; Danyang Wang, PhD; Yili Chen, MD; Quan Liu, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(11):775-782

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