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
  • May 2017
  • Volume 33 · Issue 5
Original Article
Supplemental Data

Customized Topography-Guided Corneal Collagen Cross-linking for Keratoconus

Myriam Cassagne, MD, MSc; Kévin Pierné, FRCOph; Stéphane D. Galiacy, PhD; Marie-Pierre Asfaux-Marfaing, RA; Pierre Fournié, MD, PhD; François Malecaze, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(5):290-297

Supplemental Data

Comparative Analysis of the Clinical Outcomes of SMILE and Wavefront-Guided LASIK in Low and Moderate Myopia

Mounir A. Khalifa, MD, PhD; Ahmed Ghoneim, MD, PhD; Mohamed Shafik Shaheen, MD, PhD; Mohamed G. Aly, MD, PhD; David P. Piñero, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(5):298-304

Supplemental Data
Supplemental Data

LASIK for the Correction of High Hyperopic Astigmatism With Epithelial Thickness Monitoring

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth; Glenn I. Carp, MBBCh FC Ophth (SA); Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon) DipCompSci(Cantab); Tim Buick, BSc, MSc, DipIPEM; Marine Gobbe, PhD, MSTOptom; Elizabeth L. Rowe, BSc (Hons); Mario Jukic, BSc (Hons); Emma Brandon, BSc (Hons), MCOptom, MSc; Johnny Moore, FRCOphth, PhD, MD; Tara Moore, BSc, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(5):314-321

Supplemental Data

Prospective Evaluation of Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Treatment for Myopia Using the WaveLight Refractive Suite

Arthur Cummings, MD; Daniel Durrie, MD; Michael Gordon, MD; Ravaughn Williams, OD; James A. Gow, MD; Matthias Maus, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(5):322-328

New Technology
Supplemental Data

Noncontact Quantification of Topography of Anterior Corneal Surface and Bowman's Layer With High-Speed OCT

Himanshu Matalia, MD; Mathew Francis, MTech; Tarun Gangil, MTech; Rachana S. Chandapura, MTech; Mathew Kurian, MD; Rohit Shetty, MD, PhD; Everette Jacob Remington Nelson, PhD; Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(5):330-336

Translational Science

Regeneration of Defective Epithelial Basement Membrane and Restoration of Corneal Transparency After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Gustavo K. Marino, MD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD; Abirami Santhanam, PhD; Andre A. M. Torricelli, MD, PhD; Steven E. Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(5):337-346

Supplemental Data

Management of Interface Fluid Syndrome After LASIK by Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty in a Patient With Fuchs' Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy

Mehdi Shajari, MD; Parviz Rafiezadeh, MD; Ivana Pavlovic, MD; Kate Barbara Kubiak; Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD, FEBO; Ingo Schmack, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(5):347-350


AS-OCT as a Rescue Tool During Difficult Lenticule Extraction in SMILE

Jeewan S. Titiyal, MD; Anubha Rathi, MD; Manpreet Kaur, MD; Ruchita Falera, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(5):352-354

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