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
  • September 2018
  • Volume 34 · Issue 9
Original Article
Supplemental Data

Outcomes of Re-treatment by LASIK After SMILE

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(9):578-588

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Contrast Sensitivity After Wavefront-Guided and Wavefront-Optimized PRK and LASIK for Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism

Denise S. Ryan, MS; Rose K. Sia, MD; Jeff Rabin, PhD; Bruce A. Rivers, MD; Richard D. Stutzman, MD; Joseph F. Pasternak, MD; Jennifer B. Eaddy, OD; Lorie A. Logan, OD; Kraig S. Bower, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(9):590-596

Vision-Related Quality of Life and Perception of Military Readiness and Capabilities Following Refractive Surgery Among Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members

Rose K. Sia, MD; Denise S. Ryan, MS; Bruce A. Rivers, MD; Lorie A. Logan, OD; Jennifer B. Eaddy, OD; Lamarr Peppers, MPA; Samantha B. Rodgers, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(9):597-603

Flap-Lift LASIK 10 or More Years After Primary LASIK

Andrew I. Caster, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(9):604-609

Rate of Unplanned Vitrectomies in Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Cataract Surgery Compared to Conventional Phacoemulsification

Christian Song, MD; Connor J. Baharozian, BS; Kathryn M. Hatch, MD; Graham C. Grassett, RN; Jonathan H. Talamo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(9):610-614

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Comparison of Corneal Tomography and a New Combined Tomographic Biomechanical Index in Subclinical Keratoconus

Tommy C.Y. Chan, FRCS; Yu Meng Wang, PhD; Marco Yu, PhD; Vishal Jhanji, MD, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(9):616-621

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Binocular and Monocular Implantation of Small-Aperture Intraocular Lenses in Cataract Surgery

H. Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD; Matthias Elling, MD, FEBO; Tim Schultz, MD, FEBO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(9):629-631

Supplemental Data

Bilateral Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Keratitis After Small Incision Lenticule Extraction

Hsin-Yu Liu, MD; Hsiao-Sang Chu, MD, MS; Wei-Li Chen, MD, PhD; Fung-Rong Hu, MD; I-Jong Wang, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(9):633-636


Pupillometry After Implantation of Phakic Intraocular Lens

Yi Zhu, MD; Yu Yue, MD; Haobin Zhu; Jibo Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2018;34(9):638


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