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
  • November 2019
  • Volume 35 · Issue 11
Original Article

SMILE, Topography-Guided LASIK, and Wavefront-Guided LASIK: Review of Clinical Outcomes in Premarket Approval FDA Studies

Julie M. Schallhorn, MD, MS; Stefanie Seifert, BSc; Steven C. Schallhorn, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(11):690-698

Supplemental Data

Comparison of FDA-Reported Visual and Refractive Outcomes of the Toric ICL Lens, SMILE, and Topography-Guided LASIK for the Correction of Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism

Majid Moshirfar, MD, FACS; Anisha N. Somani, BS; Mahsaw N. Motlagh, BA; Uma Vaidyanathan, BS; Jorgen S. Sumsion, BS; James R. Barnes, BS; Yasmyne C. Ronquillo, MD, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(11):699-706

10-Year Results of FLEx Refractive Surgery

Marcus Blum, MD; Kathleen S. Kunert, MD; Mathias Schulze, MD; Walter Sekundo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(11):707-711

Supplemental Data

Influence of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Parameters on Myopic Correction in Small Incision Lenticule Extraction

Samuel Arba-Mosquera, PhD; David Y.S. Kang, MD; Michiel H.A. Luger, MD; Suphi Taneri, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(11):712-720

Supplemental Data

Depth-Dependent Reduction of Biomechanical Efficacy of Contact Lens–Assisted Corneal Cross-linking Analyzed by Brillouin Microscopy

Hongyuan Zhang, PhD; Mehdi Roozbahani, MD; Andre L. Piccinini, MD; Oren Golan, MD; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD, FARVO; Giuliano Scarcelli, PhD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(11):721-728

Supplemental Data

Corneal Viscous Properties Cannot Be Determined From Air-Puff Applanation

Mathew Francis, MTech; Himanshu Matalia, MD; Rudy M.M.A. Nuijts, MD, PhD; Bart Haex, PhD; Rohit Shetty, MD, PhD; Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(11):730-736


Stromal Rejection After SMILE for the Correction of Astigmatism After Graft

Hassan Hashemi, MD; Mohammadreza Aghamirsalim, MD; Soheila Asgari, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(11):737-739

Supplemental Data

Complications and Explantation Reasons in Intracorneal Ring Segments (ICRS) Implantation: A Systematic Review

María-José Bautista-Llamas, OD, PhD; María Carmen Sánchez-González, OD, PhD; Inmaculada López-Izquierdo, OD, PhD; Alfredo López-Muñoz, OD, PhD; Beatriz Gargallo-Martínez, OD, PhD; Concepción De-Hita-Cantalejo, OD, PhD; José-María Sánchez-González, OD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(11):740-747

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