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
  • April 2017
  • Volume 33 · Issue 4

Standard for Reporting Refractive Outcomes of Intraocular Lens–Based Refractive Surgery

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Sathish Srinivasan, FRCSEd, FRCOphth, FACS; Nick Mamalis, MD; Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD, FEBO; J. Bradley Randleman, MD; William J. Dupps Jr, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):218-222

Surgical Technique

Preliminary Evidence of Successful Near Vision Enhancement With a New Technique: PrEsbyopic Allogenic Refractive Lenticule (PEARL) Corneal Inlay Using a SMILE Lenticule

Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB; Dhivya Ashok Kumar, MD; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCO; Athiya Agarwal, MD, DO; Ramalingam Aravind, Boptom; A. I. Saijimol, BSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):224-229

Original Article

Effects of Short-term Preoperative Topical Ketorolac on Pupil Diameter in Eyes Undergoing Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Capsulotomy

Vasilios F. Diakonis, MD, PhD; Georgios A. Kontadakis, MD, MSc; Apostolos G. Anagnostopoulos, MD; Nilufer Yesilirmak, MD; Daniel P. Waren, MSPH; Florence Cabot, MD; Sonia H. Yoo, MD; Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):230-234

Supplemental Data

Effect of Topical Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs on Pupillary Size During Uncomplicated Cataract Surgery

Alejandro Rodríguez-García, MD; Julio C. Hernández-Camarena, MD; Gilberto R. López-Jaime, MD; José A. Nava-García, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):236-242

Supplemental Data

Intraocular Pressure After Implantation of a Phakic Collamer Intraocular Lens With a Central Hole

Ignacio Rodríguez-Una, MD, PhD; Pedro Pablo Rodríguez-Calvo, MD; Luis Fernández-Vega Cueto, MD, PhD; Carlos Lisa, MD; Andrés Fernández-Vega Cueto, MD; José F. Alfonso, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):244-249

Supplemental Data

Comparison of Corneal Epithelial Remodeling After Femtosecond Laser–Assisted LASIK and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)

Ik-Hee Ryu, MD; Bong Jun Kim, MD; Jong-Hyuck Lee, MD, PhD; Sun Woong Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):250-256

Translational Science
Supplemental Data Open Access

Evaluation of the True Wavefront Aberrations in Eyes Implanted With a Rotationally Asymmetric Multifocal Intraocular Lens

Vyas Akondi, PhD; Pablo Pérez-Merino, PhD; Eduardo Martinez-Enriquez, PhD; Carlos Dorronsoro, PhD; Nicolás Alejandre, MD; Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro, MD, PhD; Susana Marcos, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):257-265

Supplemental Data

Introduction of Two Novel Stiffness Parameters and Interpretation of Air Puff–Induced Biomechanical Deformation Parameters With a Dynamic Scheimpflug Analyzer

Cynthia J. Roberts, PhD; Ashraf M. Mahmoud, BS; Jeffrey P. Bons, PhD; Arif Hossain, MS; Ahmed Elsheikh, PhD; Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD; Paolo Vinciguerra, MD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):266-273


Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography Vault Measurement in Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation

Tien-En Tan, MBBS (Hons); Yu-Chi Liu, MD, MCI; Lasitha Saroj Jayasinghe, MBBS, FRCOphth (UK), FRANZCO; Jodhbir S. Mehta, BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):274-277

Letters to the Editor

CXL at the Slit Lamp: No Clinically Relevant Changes in Corneal Riboflavin Distribution During Upright UV Irradiation

Basile Salmon; Olivier Richoz, MD, PhD; David Tabibian, MD; Sabine Kling, PhD; Raphael Wuarin; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):281


SMILE as Re-treatment for a Thick LASIK Flap

Montserrat Garcia-Gonzalez, MD, PhD; Miguel A. Teus, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):282-283


Comparison of Combined Transepithelial Phototherapeutic Keratectomy and Mechanical Debridement During Corneal Cross-linking

Michael A. Grentzelos, MD; Konstantinos I. Tsoulnaras, MD; George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(4):283-284

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