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
  • February 2019
  • Volume 35 · Issue 2

The Stars of Peer Review

J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):74

Annual Reviewers

2018 Reviewers

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):75-77

Original Article
Supplemental Data

Primary Topography-Guided LASIK: Refractive, Visual, and Subjective Quality of Vision Outcomes for Astigmatism ⩾2.00 Diopters

Avi Wallerstein, MD, FRCSC; Marilou Caron-Cantin, BSc; Mathieu Gauvin, BEng, PhD; Eser Adiguzel, PhD; Mark Cohen, MD, CM, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):78-86

Supplemental Data

Longitudinal and Regional Non-uniform Remodeling of Corneal Epithelium After Topography-Guided FS-LASIK

Limin Fan, MD; Lu Xiong, MD; Bo Zhang, MD; Zheng Wang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):88-95

Microdistortions in Bowman's Layer 3 Years After SMILE for Myopia

Jing Zhao, MD, PhD; Yang Gao, MD; Tian Han, MD, PhD; Li Zeng, MD, PhD; Huamao Miao, MD, PhD; Dong Yang, MD; Qizhi Zhou, MD, PhD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):96-101

Supplemental Data

Higher Order Aberrations in Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Versus Manual Cataract Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Paul H. Ernest, MD; Marko Popovic, MD; Matthew B. Schlenker, MD; Lindsay Klumpp, OD; Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):102-108

Haze and Visual Acuity Loss After Sequential Photorefractive Keratectomy and Corneal Cross-linking for Keratoconus

Renata L. B. Moraes, MD; Ramon C. Ghanem, MD, PhD; Vinicius C. Ghanem, MD, PhD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):109-114

Supplemental Data Open Access

Comprehensive Comparison of Axial Length Measurement With Three Swept-Source OCT-Based Biometers and Partial Coherence Interferometry

Jinhai Huang, MD, PhD; Hao Chen, MD; Yue Li, MD; Zhongxing Chen, MD; Rongrong Gao, MD; Jinjin Yu, MD; Yune Zhao, MD; Weicong Lu, MD; Colm McAlinden, MD, PhD; Qinmei Wang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):115-120

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
Supplemental Data

Early Surface Ablation on Aborted LASIK Flaps

Jason E. Brenner, MD; Ajay B. Mohinani, MS; Hrag Y. Janbatian, MD; Samir Melki, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):121-125

Translational Science
Supplemental Data Open Access

Effect of Crystalline Lens Aberrations on Adaptive Optics Simulation of Intraocular Lenses

Eloy A. Villegas, PhD; Silvestre Manzanera, PhD; Carmen M. Lago, MSc; Lucía Hervella, MSc; Lucie Sawides, PhD; Pablo Artal, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(2):126-131


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