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
  • February 2017
  • Volume 33 · Issue 2
Original Article

Laser-Assisted Capsulotomy Centration: A Prospective Trial Comparing Pupil Versus OCT-Based Scanned Capsule Centration

Tim Schultz, MD, FEBO; Nikolaos Tsiampalis, MD; H. Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):74-78

Supplemental Data

Correlations of Objective Metrics for Quantifying Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome With Visual Acuity and Phacodynamics

Fernando Faria-Correia, MD; Isaac Ramos, MD; Bernardo Lopes, MD; Tiago Monteiro, MD; Nuno Franqueira, MD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):79-83

Supplemental Data

Three-Year Stability of Posterior Corneal Elevation After Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) for Moderate and High Myopia

Yu Zhao, MD; Weijun Jian, MD; Yingjun Chen, MD; Michael C. Knorz, MD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):84-88

Advanced Surface Ablation With a New Software for the Reduction of Ablation Irregularities

Paolo Vinciguerra, MD; Fabrizio I. Camesasca, MD; Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD; Samuel Arba-Mosquera, PhD; Ingrid Torres, MD; Emanuela Morenghi, PhD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):89-95

Supplemental Data

Conventional Versus Inverted Side-cut Flaps for Femtosecond Laser-Assisted LASIK: Laboratory and Clinical Evaluation

Vishal Jhanji, MD, FRCOphth; Tommy C.Y. Chan, FRCS; Wai Ying Li, MD; Rayne R. Lim, BSc; Marco C.Y. Yu, PhD; Kasin Law, PhD; Peng Yi, MSc; Yolanda W.Y. Yip, BSc; Yumeng Wang, Mmed; Tsz Kin Ng, PhD; Shyam S. Chaurasia, PhD; Rajiv R. Mohan, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):96-103

Supplemental Data

A Critical Evaluation of Refractive Outcomes Following LASIK for Moderate to High Astigmatism Using Two Excimer Laser Platforms

Sudi Patel, PhD; Maja Bohac, MD; Alma Biscevic, MD; Mateja Koncarevic, MD; Marija Anticic, MD; Nikica Gabric, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):104-109

Supplemental Data

Tomographic Findings After Implantation of Ferrara Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments in Keratoconus

João Marcelo Lyra, MD, PhD; Daniela Lyra, MD; Guilherme Ribeiro, MD; Leonardo Torquetti, PhD; Paulo Ferrara, PhD; Aydano Machado, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):110-115

Supplemental Data

LASIK Enhancement: Clinical and Surgical Management

Majid Moshirfar, MD, FACS; Naz Jehangir, MD; Carlton R. Fenzl, MD; Michael McCaughey, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):116-127

Translational Science
Supplemental Data

An Algorithm to Predict the Biomechanical Stiffening Effect in Corneal Cross-linking

Sabine Kling, PhD; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):128-136


Hoffer Split Bifocal Technology

Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):139-140

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