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
  • January 2019
  • Volume 35 · Issue 1
Translational Science
Supplemental Data

Bilaterally Asymmetric Corneal Ectasia Following SMILE With Asymmetrically Reduced Stromal Molecular Markers

Rohit Shetty, MD, FRCS, PhD; Nimisha Rajiv Kumar, MSc; Pooja Khamar, MS; Matthew Francis, M.Tech; Swaminathan Sethu, PhD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD; Ronald R. Krueger, MD; Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD; Arkasubhra Ghosh, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(1):6-14

Original Article
Supplemental Data Open Access

Primary Topography-Guided LASIK: Treating Manifest Refractive Astigmatism Versus Topography-Measured Anterior Corneal Astigmatism

Avi Wallerstein, MD, FRCSC; Mathieu Gauvin, BEng, PhD; Susan Ruyu Qi, MD; Mounir Bashour, MD, FRCSC, PhD; Mark Cohen, MD, CM, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(1):15-23

Supplemental Data

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction for Hyperopia: 3-Month Refractive and Visual Outcomes

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC; Kishore R. Pradhan, MD; Glenn I. Carp, MBBCh, FCOphth (SA); Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab), PhD; Alexander C. Day, PhD, FRCOphth, CertLRS; Walter Sekundo, MD, PhD; Purushottam Dhungana, Moptom, OD, FLVC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(1):24-30

Supplemental Data

15-Month Visual Outcomes and Corneal Power Changes of SMILE in Treating High Myopia With Maximum Myopic Meridian Exceeding 10.00 D

Xiaonan Yang, PhD; Fang Liu, PhD; Manli Liu, PhD; Quan Liu, MD, PhD; Shengbei Weng, PhD; Haiqin Lin, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(1):31-39

Influence of Preoperative Astigmatism Type and Magnitude on the Effectiveness of SMILE Correction

Ricardo Pérez-Izquierdo, MD; Manuel Rodríguez-Vallejo, PhD; Alicia Matamoros, OD; Javier Martínez, OD; Nuria Garzón, PhD; Francisco Poyales, MD; Joaquín Fernández, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(1):40-47

Supplemental Data

Rotational Stability and Centration of a New Toric Lens Design Platform Using Objective Image Analysis Over 6 Months

Gurpreet K. Bhogal-Bhamra, PhD; Amy L. Sheppard, PhD; Sai Kolli, MA (Cantab), MBBChir, PhD; James S. Wolffsohn, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(1):48-53

Evaluation of Different IOL Calculation Formulas of the ASCRS Calculator in Eyes After Corneal Refractive Laser Surgery for Myopia With Multifocal IOL Implantation

Violette Vrijman, MD; Adi Abulafia, MD; Jan Willem van der Linden, B Opt, PhD; Ivanka J.E. van der Meulen, MD, PhD; Maarten P. Mourits, MD, PhD; Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(1):54-59

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
Supplemental Data Video

CIRCLE Software for the Management of Retained Lenticule Tissue Following Complicated SMILE Surgery

Sri Ganesh, MS, DNB; Sheetal Brar, MS; Manasa K.V., MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(1):60-65


An Ineffective Astigmatism Analysis

Noel Alpins, FRANZCO, FRCOphth, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(1):67-68

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