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
  • May 2018
  • Volume 34 · Issue 5
Guest Editorial

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery: State of Technology and a Call to Action

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):294-295

Original Article
Supplemental Data Video

Corneal Allogenic Intrastromal Ring Segments (CAIRS) Combined With Corneal Cross-linking for Keratoconus

Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB; Shaila R. Patel, DNB; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCO; Arvind Ramalingam, Boptom; A.I. Saijimol, BSc; John Michael Raj, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):296-303

Supplemental Data

CIRCLE Enhancement After Myopic SMILE

Jakob Siedlecki, MD; Nikolaus Luft, MD, PhD; Wolfgang J. Mayer, MD, PhD; Martin Siedlecki, MR; Daniel Kook, MD, PhD; Bertram Meyer, MD; Martin Bechmann, MD; Rainer Wiltfang, MD; Siegfried G. Priglinger, MD, PhD; Martin Dirisamer, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):304-309

Supplemental Data

Retrospective Comparison of Visual Outcomes After KAMRA Corneal Inlay Implantation With Simultaneous PRK or LASIK

Majid Moshirfar, MD; Andrew E. Bean, BS; Julio C. Albarracin, BA; Ronald L. Rebenitsch, MD; Ryan T. Wallace, BA; Orry C. Birdsong, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):310-315

Risk Factors for Re-treatment Following Hyperopic LASIK

Michael Mimouni, MD; Victor Flores, MD; Tzahi Sela, BSc; Gur Munzer, BSc; Igor Kaiserman, MD, MSc, MHA

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):316-320

Supplemental Data

Comparison of Surgically Induced Astigmatism and Morphologic Features Resulting From Femtosecond Laser and Manual Clear Corneal Incisions for Cataract Surgery

Tiago B. Ferreira, MD, FEBOS-CR; Filomena J. Ribeiro, MD, PhD, FEBO; João Pinheiro, MD; Paulo Ribeiro, PhD; João G. O'Neill, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):322-329

Supplemental Data

Measurement of Posterior Corneal Astigmatism by the IOLMaster 700

Benjamin R. LaHood, MBChB, PGDipOphthBS, FRANZCO; Michael Goggin, FRCSI(Ophth), FRANZCO, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):331-336

Refractive Outcomes After Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Cataract Surgery in Eyes With Anterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lenses

Gernot Steinwender, MD; Mehdi Shajari, MD; Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD, FEBO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):338-342

Surgical Technique
Supplemental Data

Comparing Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Cataract Surgery Before and After Phakic Intraocular Lens Removal

Tim Schultz, MD, FEBO; Luca Schwarzenbacher, MD; H. Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):343-346

Supplemental Data

Treatment of Corneal Ectasia by Implantation of an Allogenic Corneal Lenticule

Meiyan Li, MD, PhD; Feng Zhao, MD; Meng Li, MD; Michael C. Knorz, MD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):347-350

Supplemental Data

Bilateral Keratoconus Induced by Secondary Hypothyroidism After Radioactive Iodine Therapy

Ramon Lee, MD; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):351-353

Supplemental Data

Bilateral, Asymmetric Keratoconus Induced by Thyrotoxicosis With Long-term Stability After Corneal Cross-linking

Ramon Lee, MD; Ahmed El-Massry, MD; Youssef El-Massry, MD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):354-356

Supplemental Data

Corneal Inlays for Presbyopia Explanted Due to Corneal Haze

Hon Shing Ong, FRCOphth; Anita S. Chan, FRCS(Ed); Christine W. Yau, MBBS; Jodhbir S. Mehta, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(5):357-360


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