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
  • June 2017
  • Volume 33 · Issue 6
Original Article
Supplemental Data

Meta-analysis of the FDA Reports on Patient-Reported Outcomes Using the Three Latest Platforms for LASIK

Majid Moshirfar, MD, FACS; Tirth J. Shah, BS; David Franklin Skanchy, BS; Steve H. Linn, OD; Daniel S. Durrie, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):362-368

Supplemental Data

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) for Hyperopia: Optical Zone Diameter and Spherical Aberration Induction

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):370-376

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A Three-Year Observation of Corneal Backscatter After Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)

Tian Han, MD; Jing Zhao, MD, PhD; Yang Shen, MD; Yingjun Chen, MD; Mi Tian, MD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):377-382

Increased Hair Cortisol Concentrations in Patients With Progressive Keratoconus

Janine Lenk, MD; Eberhard Spoerl, PhD; Tobias Stalder, PhD; Susann Schmiedgen, PhD; Robert Herber, MSc; Lutz E. Pillunat, MD, PhD; Frederik Raiskup, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):383-388

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A New Extended Depth of Focus Intraocular Lens Based on Spherical Aberration

Roberto Bellucci, MD; Maria C. Curatolo, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):389-394

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Implantation of Implantable Collamer Lenses After Radial Keratotomy

Bárbara Martín-Escuer, MD; José F. Alfonso, MD, PhD; José J. Esteve-Taboada, PhD; Luis Fernández-Vega Cueto, MD, PhD; Robert Montés-Micó, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):395-398

Supplemental Data Open Access

Biomechanical Characterization of Subclinical Keratoconus Without Topographic or Tomographic Abnormalities

Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; Cynthia J. Roberts, PhD; Claudio Azzolini, MD; Paolo Vinciguerra, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):399-407

Supplemental Data

Biomechanical Changes After LASIK Flap Creation Combined With Rapid Cross-Linking Measured With Brillouin Microscopy

J. Bradley Randleman, MD; Johnny P. Su, PhD; Giuliano Scarcelli, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):408-414

Review Article
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Questionnaires for Measuring Refractive Surgery Outcomes

Himal Kandel, MSc, PHEC; Jyoti Khadka, PhD; Mats Lundström, MD, PhD; Michael Goggin, MS; Konrad Pesudovs, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):416-424


Removal of Persistent Cellular Deposits After Foldable Iris-Fixated Phakic IOL Implantation

Marilia Lordello Passos, MD; Ramon Coral Ghanem, MD, PhD; Vinícius Coral Ghanem, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(6):426-428

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