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
  • January 2017
  • Volume 33 · Issue 1
Original Article
Supplemental Data

A Prospective Study to Compare Visual Outcomes Between Wavefront-optimized and Topography-guided Ablation Profiles in Contralateral Eyes With Myopia

Rohit Shetty, MD, FRCS, PhD; Rushad Shroff, MD; Kalyani Deshpande, MD; Roshan Gowda, MD; Sumeet Lahane, MD; Chaitra Jayadev, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):6-10

Supplemental Data

Changes in Astigmatism, Densitometry, and Aberrations After SMILE for Low to High Myopic Astigmatism: A 12-Month Prospective Study

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):11-17

OCT Study of the Femtosecond Laser Opaque Bubble Layer

Gustavo K. Marino, MD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD; Steven E. Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):18-22

Supplemental Data

Possible Risk Factors and Clinical Effects of Opaque Bubble Layer in Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)

Gisung Son, MD; Junghyun Lee, MD; Cheolwon Jang, MD; Ki Yong Choi, MD, PhD; Beom Jin Cho, MD, PhD; Tae Hyung Lim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):24-29

Supplemental Data

Effectiveness of an Eyelid Thermal Pulsation Procedure to Treat Recalcitrant Dry Eye Symptoms After Laser Vision Correction

Craig S. Schallhorn, MD; Julie M. Schallhorn, MD; Stephen Hannan, OD; Steven C. Schallhorn, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):30-36

Supplemental Data

Presbyopic Correction Using Monocular Bi-aspheric Ablation Profile (PresbyMAX) in Hyperopic Eyes: 1-Year Outcomes

Tommy C.Y. Chan, FRCS; Peter S.K. Kwok, FRCS; Vishal Jhanji, FRCOphth; Victor C.P. Woo, FHKAM; Alex L.K. Ng, FCOphthHK

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):37-43

Supplemental Data

Change of Capsulotomy Over 1 Year in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery and Its Impact on Visual Quality

Christophe Panthier, MD; Florent Costantini, MD; Jean Claude Rigal-Sastourné, MD, PhD; Antoine Brézin, MD, PhD; Chadi Mehanna, MD; Mikael Guedj, MD; Dominique Monnet, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):44-49

Supplemental Data

Corneal Ectasia After LASIK Combined With Prophylactic Corneal Cross-linking

Suphi Taneri, MD; Saskia Kiessler, Dipl-Ing; Anika Rost, MSc; H. Burkhard Dick, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):50-52

Photorefractive Keratectomy With Mitomycin C in Meesmann's Epithelial Corneal Dystrophy

Ramon Coral Ghanem, MD, PhD; André Luís Piccinini, MD; Vinícius Coral Ghanem, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):53-55

Translational Science

Repeated Cross-linking After a Short Time Does Not Provide Any Additional Biomechanical Stiffness in the Mouse Cornea In Vivo

David Tabibian, MD; Sabine Kling, PhD; Arthur Hammer, MD; Olivier Richoz, MD, PhD; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):56-60

Letters to the Editor

Corneal Imaging Abnormalities in Familial Keratoconus

Georgios D. Kymionis, MD, PhD; Styliani V. Blazaki, MD, MSc; Konstantinos I. Tsoulnaras, MD; Athanassios K. Giarmoukakis, MD, PhD; Michael A. Grentzelos, MD; Miltiadis K. Tsilimbaris, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):62-63


Clinically Relevant Interpretations of Optical Bench Measurement of Intraocular Lenses

Patricia A. Piers, PhD; Daniel H. Chang, MD; Aixa Alarcón, PhD; Carmen Cánovas, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):64


Ectasia After SMILE: Correct Interpretation of Biomechanical Hypothesis

Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD; Rohit Shetty, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):66

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Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(1):67-68

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