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
2019 Impact Factor 2.711

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

Past Issue
  • September 2015
  • Volume 31 · Issue 9
Original Article

Femtosecond Laser-assisted Arcuate Keratotomy Versus Toric IOL Implantation for Correcting Astigmatism

Aeri Yoo, MD; Samyoung Yun, MD; Jae Yong Kim, MD; Myoung Joon Kim, MD; Hungwon Tchah, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):574-578

SMILE Procedures With Four Different Cap Thicknesses for the Correction of Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism

Jose L. Güell, MD, PhD; Paula Verdaguer, MD; Gloria Mateu-Figueras, PhD; Daniel Elies, MD; Oscar Gris, MD, PhD; Mostafa A. El Husseiny, MD; Felicidad Manero, MD; Mercè Morral, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):580-585

Optical Zone Centration Accuracy Using Corneal Fixation-based SMILE Compared to Eye Tracker-based Femtosecond Laser-assisted LASIK for Myopia

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth; Marine Gobbe, PhD, MSTOptom; Louis Gobbe; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Glenn I. Carp, MBBCh, FCOphth(SA)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):586-592

Fellow Eye Comparison of Nerve Fiber Regeneration After SMILE and Femtosecond Laser-assisted LASIK: A Confocal Microscopy Study

Alper Agca, MD; Kadir I. Cankaya, MD; Ihsan Yilmaz, MD; Yusuf Yildirim, MD; Dilek Yasa, MD; Onur Olcucu; Ali Demircan, MD; Ahmet Demirok, MD; Omer F. Yilmaz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):594-598

Femtosecond Laser-assisted Wavefront-guided LASIK Using a Newer Generation Aberrometer: 1-Year Results

Gaurav Prakash, MD, FRCS; Dhruv Srivastava, M.Optom; Muhammad Suhail, B.Optom

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):600-606

Opaque Bubble Layer Risk Factors in Femtosecond Laser-assisted LASIK

Romain Courtin, MD; Alain Saad, MD; Emmanuel Guilbert, MD; Alice Grise-Dulac, MD; Damien Gatinel, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):608-612

Changes in Corneal Transparency After Cross-linking for Progressive Keratoconus: Long-term Follow-up

Maged Alnawaiseh, MD; André Rosentreter, MD; Maria Eveslage; Nicole Eter, MD; Lars Zumhagen, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):614-618

In Vivo Confocal Microscopic Imaging of the Cornea After Femtosecond and Excimer Laser-assisted Penetrating Keratoplasty

Miklós D. Resch, MD, PhD; Elena Zemova, MD; László Marsovszky, MD; Nóra Szentmáry, MD, PhD; Florian Bauer, MD; Loay Daas, MD; Max Pattmöller, MD; Moatasem El-Husseiny, MD; János Németh, MD, DSC; Zoltán Z. Nagy, MD, DSc; Berthold Seitz, MD, FEBO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):620-626

Translational Science

Objective Evaluation of Planned Versus Achieved Stromal Thickness Reduction in Myopic Femtosecond Laser-assisted LASIK

Anastasios John Kanellopoulos, MD; Stella Georgiadou, OD; George Asimellis, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):628-632


Small Incision Lenticule Extraction After Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty

Leonardo Mastropasqua, MD; Roberta Calienno, MD; Manuela Lanzini, MD; Mario Nubile, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):634-637

Letters to the Editor

Uneventful Femtosecond Laser-assisted Flap Creation in a Patient With Postoperative PRK Corneal Haze

George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD; Dimitrios A. Liakopoulos, MD, MSc; Michael A. Grentzelos, MD; Christina A. Skatharoudi, MD; Sophia I. Panagopoulou, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):638-639


Surgically Induced Astigmatism Assessment

Noel Alpins, FRANZCO, FRCOphth, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015;31(9):640

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