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
  • December 2015
  • Volume 31 · Issue 12
Original Article

NSAID Pretreatment Inhibits Prostaglandin Release in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Tim Schultz, MD; Stephanie C. Joachim, MD, PhD; Marek Szuler; Mathias Stellbogen; H. Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):791-794

Supplemental Data

Comparison of Visual Quality After SMILE and LASEK for Mild to Moderate Myopia

Manrong Yu, MM; Minjie Chen, PhD; Bingjie Wang, MM; Leilei Zou, MD; Xiaoyu Zhu, MD; Jinhui Dai, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):795-800

Control of Induced Spherical Aberration in Moderate Hyperopic LASIK by Customizing Corneal Asphericity

Alfredo Amigó, MD, PhD; Sergio Bonaque-González, MSc; Eduardo Guerras-Valera, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):802-806

Changes in Corneal Power After Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty

Kåre Clemmensen, MD; Anders Ivarsen, MD, PhD; Jesper Hjortdal, DMSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):807-812

Supplemental Data

Retinal Complications After Anterior Versus Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation in a Myopic Cohort

Abdulelah A. Al-Abdullah, MD; Mohammad A. Al-Falah, MD; Saba Al-Rashaed, MD; Rajiv Khandekar, MD; Enrique Suarez, MD; J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):814-819

Anterior Capsulotomy Outcomes: A Comparison Between Two Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery Platforms

Seth M. Pantanelli, MD, MS; Vasilios F. Diakonis, MD, PhD; Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD; Florence Cabot, MD; Nilufer Yesilirmak, MD; George A. Kounis, PhD; Ibrahim O. Sayed-Ahmed, MD; Daniel Waren, MSPH; Sonia H. Yoo, MD; Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):821-825

Surgical Technique

Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery Technique to Enhance Safety in Posterior Polar Cataract

Jeewan S. Titiyal, MD; Manpreet Kaur, MD; Namrata Sharma, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):826-828


The Big-Bubble Full Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Technique in Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty

Luca Buzzonetti, MD; Gianni Petrocelli, MD; Paola Valente, MD; Giancarlo Iarossi, MD; Roberta Ardia, MD; Sergio Petroni, MD; Rosa Parrilla, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):830-834


Dangling Lens Phacoemulsification: A Novel Technique for Near Complete Zonular Dehiscence

Okan Toygar, MD; Michael E. Snyder, MD; Christopher D. Riemann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):835-838

Translational Science
Supplemental Data

Increased Biomechanical Efficacy of Corneal Cross-linking in Thin Corneas Due to Higher Oxygen Availability

Sabine Kling, PhD; Olivier Richoz, MD, PhD; Arthur Hammer, MD; David Tabibian, MD; Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOpth; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):840-846


Recalcitrant Epithelial Ingrowth After SMILE Treated With a Hydrogel Ocular Sealant

Praneetha Thulasi, MD; Sang Woo Kim, MD; Rohit Shetty, FRCS, PhD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):847-850

Supplemental Data

The Role of Aberrometry in Accommodative Spasm After Myopic Photorefractive Keratectomy

Rohit Shetty, DNB, FRCS; Kalyani Deshpande, MS; Vasudha Kemmanu, MS; Luci Kaweri, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):851-853


More Than a Decade of Experience With Implantable Collamer Lens

Andrew Olivo-Payne, MD; Arturo Gomez-Bastar, MD; Alejandro Lichtinger, MD; Arturo Ramirez-Miranda, MD; Enrique O. Graue-Hernandez, MD, MSc; Alejandro Navas, MD, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(12):854

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