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 2016
  • Volume 32 · Issue 12
Original Article

Comparison of Corneal Riboflavin Gradients Using Dextran and HPMC Solutions

Tobias Ehmke, PhD; Theo G. Seiler, MD; Isaak Fischinger, MD; Tammo Ripken, PhD; Alexander Heisterkamp, PhD; Beatrice E. Frueh, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):798-802

Supplemental Data Open Access

Detection of Keratoconus With a New Biomechanical Index

Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; Ahmed Elsheikh, PhD; Cynthia J. Roberts, PhD; Bernardo Lopes, MD; Emanuela Morenghi, PhD; Claudio Azzolini, MD; Paolo Vinciguerra, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):803-810

Supplemental Data

Computational Biomechanical Analysis of Asymmetric Ectasia Risk in Unilateral Post-LASIK Ectasia

Ali Vahdati, PhD; Ibrahim Seven, PhD; Naveen Mysore, MD, PhD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD; William J. Dupps Jr, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):811-820

Supplemental Data

Corneal Thickness After SMILE Affects Scheimpflug-based Dynamic Tonometry

Joaquín Fernández, MD; Manuel Rodríguez-Vallejo, MS; Javier Martínez, OD; Ana Tauste, MS; David P. Piñero, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):821-828

Supplemental Data

Intracorneal Ring Segments Implantation for Corneal Ectasia

Natalia T. Giacomin, MD; Glauco R. Mello, MD, PhD; Carla S. Medeiros, MD; Alyin Kiliç, MD; Crislaine C. Serpe, MD; Hirlana G. Almeida, MD; Newton Kara-Junior, MD, PhD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):829-839

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
Supplemental Data

Using Donor Lenticules Obtained Through SMILE for an Epikeratophakia Technique Combined With Phototherapeutic Keratectomy

Jing Zhao, MD, PhD; Ling Sun, MD; Yang Shen, MD; Mi Tian, MD; Peijun Yao, MD, PhD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):840-845

New Technology

Optical Measurement of Straylight in Eyes With Cataract

Onurcan Sahin, MSc; Alexandros Pennos, MSc; Harilaos Ginis, PhD; Lucia Hervella, MSc; Eloy A. Villegas, PhD; Belen Cañizares, MD; Jose Maria Marin, MD, PhD; Ioannis Pallikaris, MD, PhD; Pablo Artal, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):846-850

Supplemental Data

Unusual Severe Interface Inflammation After Uneventful Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)

Damien Guindolet, MD; Abdellatif Badaoui, MD; Maud Elluard, MD; Sophie Stephan, MD; Serge Doan, MD; Isabelle Cochereau, MD, PhD; Eric E. Gabison, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):855-857

Letters to the Editor
Free Video

Change in Visual Quality Following Surgery in a Case of Anterior Lenticonus Without Syndromic Association

Luci Kaweri, MD; Mathew Kurian, MS; Krishnapoojita Vunnavu, DNB; Rohit Shetty, PhD; Bhujang Shetty, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):858-860


The Value of Reliable Genetic Testing in Refractive Surgery Candidates

Ka Young Lee, MD; Si Yoon Park, MD; Taekjune Lee, MD; Bo Ram Lee, MS; Terry Kim, MD; Eung Kweon Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):860-861


Wavefront-Guided LASIK and Preoperative Higher Order Aberrations

Virgilio Galvis, MD; Alejandro Tello, MD; Néstor I. Carreño, MD; Rubén D. Berrospi, MD; Camilo A. Niño, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2016;32(12):862-863


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