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
  • March 2017
  • Volume 33 · Issue 3
Guest Editorial
Original Article
Supplemental Data

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) for Hyperopia: Optical Zone Centration

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC; Kishore R. Pradhan, MD; Glenn I. Carp, MBBCh, FC Ophth (SA); Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Marine Gobbe, PhD, MSTOptom; Walter Sekundo, MD, PhD; Raynan Khan, BSc; Kim Citron, BSc(hons); Purushottam Dhungana, Moptom, OD, FLVC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):150-156

The Effect of Lens Sphere and Cylinder Power on Residual Astigmatism and Its Resolution After Toric Intraocular Lens Implantation

John P. Berdahl, MD; David R. Hardten, MD; Brent A. Kramer, BS; Richard Potvin, OD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):157-162

Supplemental Data Open Access

A New Matrix Therapy Agent for Faster Corneal Healing and Less Ocular Discomfort Following Epi-off Accelerated Corneal Cross-linking in Progressive Keratoconus

Koray Gumus, MD, FEBOphth; Marta Gomes Guerra, MD, MSc; Sara Homem de Melo Marques, MD, MSc; Sarper Karaküçük, MD, AME; Denis Barritault

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):163-170

Ex Vivo Study of Transepithelial Corneal Cross-linking

Andrea Cruzat, MD; Anita N. Shukla, MD; Samer N. Arafat, MD; Saleh Alageel, MD; Clara Colon, BS; James Chodosh, MD, MPH; Joseph B. Ciolino, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):171-177

Supplemental Data

Influences of Flap Shape and Hinge Angle on Opaque Bubble Layer Formation in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted LASIK Surgery

Hung-Yuan Lin, MD; Yi-Ting Fang, MD, PhD; Ya-Jung Chuang, MD; Han-Chieh Yu, MD; Christy Pu, PhD; Yiing-Jenq Chou, MD, PhD; Chih-Yi Chien, PhD; Pi-Jung Lin, MD, PhD; Steven C. Schallhorn, MD; Chi-Chin Sun, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):178-182

Supplemental Data

Why Non-contact Tonometry Tests Cannot Evaluate the Effects of Corneal Collagen Cross-linking

Ángel Ortillés, DVM, MSc; José F. Rodríguez-Matas, PhD; Miguel Á. Ariza-Gracia, MSc; Gemma Pascual, PhD; Begoña Calvo, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):184-192

Supplemental Data

Biomechanical Weakening of Different Re-treatment Options After Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)

Sabine Kling, PhD; Bogdan Spiru, MD; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD; Walter Sekundo, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):193-198

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

SMILE Rescue: Delayed Lenticule Removal in a Patient With High Myopia

Jessica Y. Tong, BSc(Med)Hons, BMed, MD; Svetlana Cherepanoff, MBBS, PhD, FRCPA; John J. Males, MBBS(Hons), BScMed(Hons), FRANZCO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):199-202

Supplemental Data Video

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy: Science and Art

Steven E. Wilson, MD; Gustavo K. Marino, MD; Carla S. Medeiros, MD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):203-210


Report of “Glistenings” Does Not Correspond With the Definition of Glistenings

Mark Packer, MD; Liliana Werner, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(3):211-212


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