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
2019 Impact Factor 2.711

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

Past Issue
  • September 2017
  • Volume 33 · Issue 9
Original Article
Supplemental Data Open Access Video

Ciliary Muscle Electrostimulation to Restore Accommodation in Patients With Early Presbyopia: Preliminary Results

Luca Gualdi, MD; Federica Gualdi, MD; Dario Rusciano, PhD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; Marcella Q. Salomão, MD; Bernardo Lopes, MD; Veronica Cappello, MD; Tatiana Fintina, MD; Massimo Gualdi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):578-583

Supplemental Data Video

A Technique to Reduce Incidence of Opaque Bubble Layer Formation During LASIK Flap Creation Using the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser

Ningling Wu, MD, PhD; Joseph G. Christenbury, MD; Jon G. Dishler, MD, FACS; Tahir Kansu Bozkurt, MD; Daniel Duel, BS; Lijun Zhang, MD; D. Rex Hamilton, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):584-590

Predicting Refractive Surgery Outcome: Machine Learning Approach With Big Data

Asaf Achiron, MD; Zvi Gur, MD; Uri Aviv, MD; Assaf Hilely, MD; Michael Mimouni, MD; Lily Karmona, MD; Lior Rokach, PhD; Igor Kaiserman, MD, MSc, MHA

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):592-597

Supplemental Data

A Multicenter Retrospective Survey of Refractive Surgery in 78,248 Eyes

Kazutaka Kamiya, MD, PhD; Akihito Igarashi, MD, PhD; Ken Hayashi, MD, PhD; Kazuno Negishi, MD, PhD; Masaki Sato, MD, PhD; Hiroko Bissen-Miyajima, MD, PhD; Survey Working Group of the Japanese Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):598-602

Supplemental Data

Refractive Outcomes of 20 Eyes Undergoing ICL Implantation for Correction of Hyperopic Astigmatism

Efekan Coskunseven, MD; Isilay Kavadarli, MD; Onurcan Sahin, MSc; Belma Kayhan, MD; Ioannis Pallikaris, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):604-609

Supplemental Data

Toric ICL Implantation After Sequential Intracorneal Ring Segments Implantation and Corneal Cross-linking in Keratoconus: 2-Year Follow-up

Youssef Abdelmassih, MD; Sylvain el-Khoury, MD; Elias Chelala, MD; Elise Slim, MD; Carole G. Cherfan, MD; Elias Jarade, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):610-616

Supplemental Data Video

RETRACTED: Effect of Lowering Laser Energy on the Surface Roughness of Human Corneal Lenticules in SMILE

Yong Woo Ji, MD; Minseo Kim; David Sung Yong Kang, MD; Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC; Timothy J. Archer, PhD; Jin Young Choi, MD; Eung Kweon Kim, MD, PhD; Hyung Keun Lee, MD, PhD; Kyoung Yul Seo, MD, PhD; Tae-im Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):617-624

Supplemental Data

Comparison of Corneal Deformation Parameters in Keratoconic and Normal Eyes Using a Non-contact Tonometer With a Dynamic Ultra-High-Speed Scheimpflug Camera

Ryan N. Mercer, MD; George O. Waring IV, MD, FACS; Cynthia J. Roberts, PhD; Vishal Jhanji, MD, FRCOphth; Yumeng Wang, MMed; Joao S. Filho, MD; Richard A. Hemings Jr., BA; Karolinne M. Rocha, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):625-631

Supplemental Data

Comparison of Corneal Dynamic and Tomographic Analysis in Normal, Forme Fruste Keratoconic, and Keratoconic Eyes

Yu Meng Wang, MMed; Tommy C.Y. Chan, FRCS; Marco Yu, PhD; Vishal Jhanji, MD, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):632-638

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
Supplemental Data

Topography-Guided Photorefractive Keratectomy in the Treatment of Corneal Scarring

Nir Sorkin, MD; Adi Einan-Lifshitz, MD; Tanguy Boutin, MD; Mahmood Showail, MD; Armand Borovik, MD; Clara C. Chan, MD; David S. Rootman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):639-644


Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Intraocular Lens Fragmentation: Low Energy Transection

Natalia S. Anisimova, MD; Boris E. Malyugin, MD, PhD; Lisa B. Arbisser, MD; Nikolay P. Sobolev, MD; Roman V. Kirtaev; Alvi A. Nazirov, MD; Ilya A. Popov, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(9):646-648

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