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
  • April 2018
  • Volume 34 · Issue 4
Original Article
Supplemental Data

Simulation of the Effect of Different Presbyopia-Correcting Intraocular Lenses With Eyes With Previous Laser Refractive Surgery

Vicente J. Camps, PhD; Juan J. Miret, PhD; Celia García, PhD; Angel Tolosa, MSc; David P. Piñero, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):222-227

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Visual Performance of a New Extended Depth-of-Focus Intraocular Lens Compared to a Distance-Dominant Diffractive Multifocal Intraocular Lens

Giacomo Savini, MD; Domenico Schiano-Lomoriello, MD; Nicole Balducci, MD; Piero Barboni, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):228-235

Supplemental Data

Through-Focus Optical Bench Performance of Extended Depth-of-Focus and Bifocal Intraocular Lenses Compared to a Monofocal Lens

Young-Sik Yoo, MD; Woong-Joo Whang, MD; Yong-Soo Byun, MD, PhD; Jun Jie Piao; Dae Yu Kim, PhD; Choun-Ki Joo, MD, PhD; Geunyoung Yoon, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):236-243

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Biological Lenticule Implantation for Correction of Hyperopia: An Ex Vivo Study in Human Corneas

Iben Bach Damgaard, MD; Anders Ivarsen, MD, PhD; Jesper Hjortdal, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):245-252

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Early Tomographic Changes in the Eyes of Patients With Keratoconus

Mehdi Shajari, MD; Irfan Jaffary, MD; Kim Herrmann; Claudia Grunwald, MD; Gernot Steinwender, MD; Wolfgang J. Mayer, MD, PhD; Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD, FEBO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):254-259

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Variation in the Best Fit Sphere Radius of Curvature as a Test to Detect Keratoconus Progression on a Scheimpflug-Based Corneal Tomographer

Nishant Gupta, MS, FRANZCO; Bruno L. Trindade, MD, PhD; Joobin Hooshmand, MBBS; Elsie Chan, FRANZCO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):260-263

Supplemental Data Open Access

The Relationship Between Mechanical Properties, Ultrastructural Changes, and Intrafibrillar Bond Formation in Corneal UVA/Riboflavin Cross-linking Treatment for Keratoconus

Shao-Hsuan Chang, MSE; Ashkan Eliasy, MEng; Kai-Jung Chen, MS; You-Ren Ji, MS; Tai-Horng Young, PhD; Tsung-Jen Wang, MD, PhD; Colin E. Willoughby, MD, FRCOphth; Kevin J. Hamill, PhD; Ahmed Elsheikh, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):264-272

Supplemental Data

Two-Year Outcome of a Patient Treated With Phototherapeutic Keratectomy and Autologous SMILE Lenticule Transplantation for Flap-Related Complications Following LASIK

Jing Zhao, MD, PhD; Feng Zhao, MD; Jinrong Huang, MD; Haipeng Xu, OD; Yingjun Chen, MD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):281-285


Posterior Corneal Astigmatism and Efficacy in Refractive Correction

Jose L. Hernández-Verdejo, PhD; Carolina Arrubarrena, PhD; Rafael Cañones, PhD; Dimitrious G. Mikropoulos, PhD; Miguel A. Teus, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):286-287

Letters to the Editor

Optimal Pocket Depth for Corneal Inlays

Majid Moshirfar, MD; Brian D. Walker, BS; Steve H. Linn, OD; Orry C. Birdsong, MD; Phillip C. Hoopes Jr., MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(4):288

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