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
  • December 2018
  • Volume 34 · Issue 12
Translational Science
Supplemental Data Video

The Impact of Photorefractive Keratectomy and Mitomycin C on Corneal Nerves and Their Regeneration

Carla S. Medeiros, MD; Gustavo K. Marino, MD; Luciana Lassance, PhD; Shanmugapriya Thangavadivel, PhD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD; Steven E. Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(12):790-798

Original Article
Supplemental Data

Outcomes for Hyperopic LASIK With the MEL 90® Excimer Laser

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC; Glenn I. Carp, MBBCh, FCOphth (SA); Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab), PhD; Alexander C. Day, PhD, FRCOphth, CertLRS; Ryan S. Vida, OD, FAAO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(12):799-808

Supplemental Data Video

Suction Stability Management in SMILE: Development of a Decision Tree for Managing Eye Movements and Suction Loss

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab), PhD; Ryan S. Vida, OD, FAAO; Glenn I. Carp, MBBCh, FCOphth (SA)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(12):809-816

Safety and Efficacy of a New Phakic Posterior Chamber IOL for Correction of Myopia: 3 Years of Follow-up

Viraj Vasavada, MS; Samaresh Srivastava, DNB; Shail A. Vasavada, DNB, FRCS, FICO; Aditya Sudhalkar, MS; Abhay R. Vasavada, MS, FRCS (England); Vaishali A. Vasavada, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(12):817-823

Supplemental Data

Clinical Outcomes Using a Novel Image-Guided Planning System in Patients With Cataract and IOL Implantation

Stephen Slade, MD; Stephen Lane, MD; Kerry Solomon, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(12):824-831

Supplemental Data

Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration and Polychromatic Image Quality Metrics of Intraocular Lenses

Grzegorz Łabuz, PhD; Eleni Papadatou, PhD; Ramin Khoramnia, MD, FEBO; Gerd U. Auffarth, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(12):832-838


Tomographic and Biomechanical Scheimpflug Imaging for Keratoconus Characterization: A Validation of Current Indices

Johannes Steinberg, MD; Marlene Siebert; Toam Katz, MD; Andreas Frings, MD; Juliane Mehlan, MD; Vasyl Druchkiv, MSc; Jens Bühren, MD; Stephan J. Linke, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(12):840-847

Supplemental Data

Long-term Evaluation of Corneal Biomechanical Properties After Corneal Cross-linking for Keratoconus: A 4-Year Longitudinal Study

Mohammad-Reza Sedaghat, MD; Hamed Momeni-Moghaddam, MSc; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; Cynthia J. Roberts, PhD; Abbas-Ali Yekta, PhD; Zeynab Danesh, MSc; Sven Reisdorf, PhD; Mehdi KhabazKhoob, PhD; Hamid-Reza Heidari, BSc; Javad Sadeghi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(12):849-856

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