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
  • January 2018
  • Volume 34 · Issue 1
Original Article

Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction (FLEx) for Spherocylindrical Hyperopia Using New Profiles

Walter Sekundo, MD, PhD; Anke Messerschmidt-Roth, MSci; Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA (Cantab), FRCOphth; Timothy J. Archer, MA (Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Marcus Blum, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):6-10

Supplemental Data

Energy Setting and Visual Outcomes in SMILE: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Liuyang Li, MD; Julie M. Schallhorn, MD; Jiaonan Ma, MD; Tong Cui, MD; Yan Wang, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):11-16

Evaluation of Femtosecond Laser Versus Manual Clear Corneal Incisions in Cataract Surgery Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

Xiaogang Wang, MD, PhD; Zhe Zhang, MD; Xiaoyan Li, MD; Lisha Xie, MD; Haining Zhang, MD; Douglas D. Koch, MD; Li Wang, MD, PhD; Suhua Zhang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):17-22

Supplemental Data

Femtosecond Laser–Assisted LASIK With and Without the Adjuvant Use of Mitomycin C to Correct Hyperopia

Montserrat Garcia-Gonzalez, MD, PhD; MariLuz Iglesias-Iglesias, MD; Pilar Drake Rodriguez-Casanova, MD, PhD; Juan Gros-Otero, MD, PhD; Miguel A. Teus, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):23-28

Supplemental Data

Autorefraction Versus Manifest Refraction in Patients With Keratoconus

Nienke Soeters, PhD; Marc B. Muijzer, BSc; Jurrian Molenaar; Daniel A. Godefrooij, MD, PhD; Robert P.L. Wisse, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):30-34

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
Supplemental Data

Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Stromal Lenticule Addition Keratoplasty for the Treatment of Advanced Keratoconus: A Preliminary Study

Leonardo Mastropasqua, MD; Mario Nubile, MD, PhD; Niccolò Salgari, MD; Rodolfo Mastropasqua, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):36-44

New Technology

Ray-tracing Analysis of the Corneal Power From Scheimpflug Data

Thomas Olsen, MD; Peter Jeppesen, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):45-50

Supplemental Data

Changes in Corneal Biomechanical Properties With Different Corneal Cross-linking Irradiances

Fangjun Bao, MD, PhD; YaRu Zheng, MD; Chang Liu, MD; XiaoBo Zheng, MSc; YiPing Zhao, MD; Yuan Wang, MD; LinNa Li, MD; Qinmei Wang, MD; Shihao Chen, MD, OD; Ahmed Elsheikh, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):51-58

Translational Science
Supplemental Data

Pathophysiology of Corneal Scarring in Persistent Epithelial Defects After PRK and Other Corneal Injuries

Steven E. Wilson, MD; Carla S. Medeiros, MD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):59-64

Supplemental Data

Unusual Internal Astigmatism Due to Severe Capsule Contraction Syndrome

Pierre Zéboulon, MD; Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):65-67

Letters to the Editor
Free Video

Five Signs of Unintended Initial Dissection of the Posterior Plane During SMILE

Ke Zheng, MD; Ye Xu, MD; Tian Han, MD; Yinan Han, MD; Xingtao Zhou, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):69-70

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2017 Reviewers

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(1):71-72

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