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
  • May 2015
  • Volume 31 · Issue 5
Original Article

Induced Inflammation and Apoptosis in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Capsulotomies and Manual Capsulorhexes: An Immunohistochemical Study

Lisa Toto, PhD; Roberta Calienno, PhD; Claudia Curcio, PhD; Peter A. Mattei, MD; Alessandra Mastropasqua, MD; Manuela Lanzini, PhD; Leonardo Mastropasqua, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):290-294

Intermediate and Near Visual Acuity of an Aspheric, Bifocal, Diffractive Multifocal Intraocular Lens With +3.25 D Near Addition

Florian T. A. Kretz, MD, FEBO; Michael J. Koss, MD, FEBO; Gerd U. Auffarth, MD, PhD, FEBO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):295-299

Supplemental Data

Correlating Optical Bench Performance With Clinical Defocus Curves in Varifocal and Trifocal Intraocular Lenses

Ana B. Plaza-Puche, MSc; Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD; Scott MacRae, MD; Len Zheleznyak, PhD; Esperanza Sala, OD; Geunyoung Yoon, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):300-307

Long-term Visual Function and Patient Satisfaction After Bilateral Implantation and Combination of Two Similar Multifocal IOLs

Rodolfo Mastropasqua, MD; Emilio Pedrotti, MD; Mattia Passilongo, MD; Graziella Parisi, MD; Ivan Marchesoni, MD; Giorgio Marchini, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):308-314

Outcomes for Myopic LASIK With the MEL 90 Excimer Laser

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth; Glenn I. Carp, MBBCh, FCOphth (SA); Tariq A. Lewis, MSci, ARCS, OMT; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Marine Gobbe, MSTOptom, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):316-321

Supplemental Data

Comparison of Pachymetry Measurements Between the Alcon Wavelight EX500 and Sonogage Corneo-Gage Plus Platforms

Timothy A. Soeken, MSc; Douglas A. Apsey, OD; James R. Townley, MD; Roy W. Haas, PhD; Matthew C. Caldwell, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):328-332

Repeatability Data and Agreement of Keratometry With the VERION System Compared to the IOLMaster

Gabor Nemeth, MD, PhD; Eszter Szalai, MD, PhD; Ziad Hassan, MD, PhD; Agnes Lipecz, MD; Andras Berta, MD, PhD, DSc; Laszlo Modis, Jr., MD, PhD, DSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):333-337


Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery in Patients With Marfan Syndrome and Subluxated Lens

Armando S. Crema, MD, PhD; Aileen Walsh, MD; Iris S. Yamane, MD; Bruna V. Ventura, MD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):338-341

Supplemental Data

LASIK Flap Breakthrough in Nd:YAG Laser Treatment of Epithelial Ingrowth

Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, MD, PhD; John M. Hughes, MD, PhD; Carla P. Nieuwendaal, MD; Maarten P. Mourits, MD, PhD; Ivanka J. E. van der Meulen, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):342-345

Letters to the Editor
Free Video

Combined Posterior Phakic Intraocular Lens and SMILE in a Patient With High Myopia

Erick Hernandez-Bogantes, MD; Julio C. Hernandez-Camarena, MD; Alejandro Navas, MD, MSc; Enrique O. Graue-Hernandez, MD, MSc; Arturo Ramirez-Miranda, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(5):347


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