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
  • March 2019
  • Volume 35 · Issue 3
Original Article
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Correction of Astigmatism With SMILE With Axis Alignment: 6-Month Results From 622 Eyes

Pei Chen, MD, PhD; Yiming Ye, MD, PhD; Na Yu, MD, MS; Xiaoying Zhang, MS; Jing Zhuang, PhD; Keming Yu, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):138-145

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Postoperative Corneal Complications in Small Incision Lenticule Extraction: Long-Term Study

Yan Wang, MD, PhD; Jiaonan Ma, MD; Lin Zhang, MD, PhD; Haohan Zou, MD; Jinxiao Li, MD; Yue Zhang, MD; Vishal Jhanji, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):146-152

Adjustment of Spherical Equivalent Correction According to Cap Thickness for Myopic Small Incision Lenticule Extraction

Hun Lee, MD; David Sung Yong Kang, MD; Dan Z. Reinstein, MD; Cynthia J. Roberts, PhD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; Timothy J. Archer, PhD; Seung Ki Jean, MR; Eung Kweon Kim, MD, PhD; Kyoung Yul Seo, MD, PhD; Ikhyun Jun, MD, PhD; Tae-im Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):153-160

Effect of Gender and Procedure on Patient-Reported Dry Eye Symptoms After Laser Vision Correction

Julie M. Schallhorn, MD, MS; Martina Pelouskova, MSc; Catherine Oldenburg, PhD; David Teenan, MD; Stephen J. Hannan, OD; Steven C. Schallhorn, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):161-168

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Five-Year Follow-up of Correction of Myopia: Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens With a Central Port Design

José F. Alfonso, MD, PhD; Luis Fernández-Vega-Cueto, MD, PhD; Belén Alfonso-Bartolozzi, MD; Robert Montés-Micó, PhD; Luis Fernández-Vega, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):169-176

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Determining the Potential Role of Crystalline Lens Rise in Vaulting in Posterior Chamber Phakic Collamer Lens Surgery for Correction of Myopia

Felix Gonzalez-Lopez, MD; Rafael Bilbao-Calabuig, MD, PhD, FEBO-CR; Blas Mompean, MD; Jorge Luezas, MD; Julio Ortega-Usobiaga, MD, PhD, FEBO-CR; Vasyl Druchkiv, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):177-183

Iontophoresis CXL With and Without Epithelial Debridement Versus Standard CXL: 2-Year Clinical Results of a Prospective Clinical Study

Paolo Vinciguerra, MD; Pietro Rosetta, MD; Emanuela F. Legrottaglie, MD; Emanuela Morenghi, PhD; Cosimo Mazzotta, MD, PhD; Stephen B. Kaye, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth; Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):184-190

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Effectiveness of Intrastromal Corneal Ring Implantation in the Treatment of Adult Patients With Keratoconus: A Systematic Review

Luis Izquierdo Jr, MD, MSc, PhD; Mark J. Mannis, MD; Josefina A. Mejías Smith, MD, MSc, MPH; Maria A. Henriquez, MD, MSc, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):191-200

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Assessment of the Association Between In Vivo Corneal Biomechanical Changes After Corneal Cross-linking and Depth of Demarcation Line

Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD; Argyrios Tzamalis, MD, PhD; Vito Romano, MD; Esmaeil M. Arbabi, MD, FRCOphth; Mark Batterbury, MD, FRCOphth; Stephen B. Kaye, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):202-206

Letter to the Editor

Single-Pass Four-Throw Pupilloplasty Knot Mechanics

Priya Narang, MS; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(3):207-208

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