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
  • March 2018
  • Volume 34 · Issue 3
Original Article

Evaluation of the Accuracy of Two Marking Methods and the Novel toriCAM Application for Toric Intraocular Lens Alignment

Andreas Pallas, MD; Tun Kuan Yeo, MD; Michelle Trevenen, BSc; Graham Barrett, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):150-155

Supplemental Data Free Video

Clinical Outcomes of SMILE With a Triple Centration Technique and Corneal Wavefront-Guided Transepithelial PRK in High Astigmatism

Ikhyun Jun, MD, PhD; David Sung Yong Kang, MD; Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC; Samuel Arba-Mosquera, PhD; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Kyoung Yul Seo, MD, PhD; Tae-im Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):156-163

Supplemental Data

The Sensitivity of Clinical Outcomes to Centration on the Light-Constricted Pupil for a Shape-Changing Corneal Inlay

Enrique Barragán-Garza, MD; Douglas D. Koch, MD; Luis G. Vargas, MD; Alan Lang; Adam Roy, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):164-170

Nepafenac Ophthalmic Suspension 0.3% for the Management of Ocular Pain After Photorefractive Keratectomy

George A. Kontadakis, MD, PhD; Konstantina G. Chronopoulou, MD; Rodoula Tsopouridou, MSc; David Tabibian, MD; George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):171-176

Progression of Keratoconus in Patients While Awaiting Corneal Cross-linking: A Prospective Clinical Study

Vito Romano, MD; Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD; Esmaeil M. Arbabi, FRCOphth; Nick Hicks; Pietro Rosetta, MD; Paolo Vinciguerra, MD; Stephen B. Kaye, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):177-180

Supplemental Data

The 7-Year Outcomes of Epithelium-Off Corneal Cross-linking in Progressive Keratoconus

Mohamed Shafik Shaheen, MD, PhD; Mohamed M. Lolah, MD; David P. Piñero, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):181-186

Supplemental Data

Predictability of Tunnel Depth for Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments Implantation Between Manual and Femtosecond Laser Techniques

Tiago Monteiro, MD, FEBO; José F. Alfonso, PhD; Nuno Franqueira, MD; Fernando Faria-Correia, MD, PhD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; David Madrid-Costa, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):188-194

Effect of Conus Eccentricity on Visual Outcomes After Intracorneal Ring Segments Implantation in Keratoconus

Zisis Gatzioufas, MD, PhD; Georgios D. Panos, MD, PhD; Mohamed Elalfy, MD; Aye Khine, MD; Samer Hamada, MD; Damian Lake, MD; Nikos Kozeis, MD, PhD; Miltos Balidis, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):196-200

Translational Science
Supplemental Data

Histological and microRNA Signatures of Corneal Epithelium in Keratoconus

Yu Meng Wang, MMed; Tsz Kin Ng, PhD; Kwong Wai Choy, PhD; Hoi Kin Wong, MPhil; Wai Kit Chu, DPhil; Chi Pui Pang, DPhil; Vishal Jhanji, MD, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):201-211


Corneal Cross-linking Standardized Terminology

Marco Lombardo, MD, PhD; Sebastiano Serrao, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):213


Should the Corvis Biomechanical Index (CBI) Include Corneal Thickness Parameters?

Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; Cynthia J. Roberts, PhD; Ahmed Elsheikh, PhD; Bernardo Lopes, MD; Paolo Vinciguerra, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(3):213-216


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