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
  • December 2019
  • Volume 35 · Issue 12
Original Article
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Effect of Anterior Corneal Higher-Order Aberration Ablation Depth on Primary Topography-Guided LASIK Outcomes

Avi Wallerstein, MD, FRCSC; Mathieu Gauvin, BEng, PhD; Mark Cohen, MD, CM, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(12):754-762

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Neuroprotective Effect of Citicoline Eye Drops on Corneal Sensitivity After LASIK

Esat Cinar, MD; Berna Yuce, MD; Fatih Aslan, MD; Gökhan Erbakan, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(12):764-770

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Predictors of Visual Acuity Improvement and Supernormal Vision After Refined Single-Step Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy

Soheil Adib-Moghaddam, MD; Ali A. Haydar, MD; Marjan Razi-Khosroshahi, MD; Saeed Soleyman-Jahi, MD, MPH; Ghazale Tefagh, MD; Michael A. Grentzelos, MD; Samuel Arba-Mosquera, MSc, PhD; George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(12):771-780

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Refractive and Visual Outcomes and Rotational Stability of Toric Intraocular Lenses in Eyes With and Without Previous Ocular Surgeries: A Longitudinal Study

Osama M. Mustafa, MD; Christina Prescott, MD, PhD; Fares Alsaleh, MD, MPH; Daliya Dzhaber, MD; Yassine J. Daoud, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(12):781-788

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Prediction of Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity From Optical Simulations With Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

Joaquín Fernández, PhD; Manuel Rodríguez-Vallejo, PhD; Javier Martínez, OD; Noemi Burguera, MSc; David P. Piñero, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(12):789-795

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Comparison of Surgically Induced Astigmatism and Corneal Morphological Features Between Femtosecond Laser and Manual Clear Corneal Incisions

Austin Pereira, MEng, MD(C); Sohel Somani, MD, FRCSC; Eric S. Tam, MD, FRCSC; Hannah Chiu, MD, FRCSC; Raj Maini, MD, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(12):796-802

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Pharmacological Strategies for Presbyopia Correction

Robert Montés-Micó, PhD; W. Neil Charman, PhD, DSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(12):803-814


Topography-Guided Ablation Targeting the Anterior Corneal Astigmatism Yields Inferior Outcomes vs Targeting the Manifest Refractive Astigmatism

Avi Wallerstein, MD, FRCSC; Mathieu Gauvin, BEng, PhD; Mark Cohen, MD, CM, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(12):815-816

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