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
  • August 2019
  • Volume 35 · Issue 8
Original Article
Supplemental Data

Long-Term Effect of Anterior Chamber Depth on Endothelial Cell Density in Patients With Iris-Fixated Phakic Intraocular Lenses

Alaa M. Eldanasoury, MD, FRCS; Mehdi Roozbahani, MD; Sherif Tolees, MD, FRCS; Christina Arana, OD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(8):493-500


Biomechanical Properties of Human Cornea Tested by Two-Dimensional Extensiometry Ex Vivo in Fellow Eyes: PRK Versus SMILE

Bogdan Spiru, MD; Emilio A. Torres-Netto, MD; Sabine Kling, PhD; Apostolos Lazaridis, MD; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD; Walter Sekundo, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(8):501-505

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
Supplemental Data

Transepithelial Topography-Guided Ablation Assisted by Epithelial Thickness Mapping for Treatment of Regression After Myopic Refractive Surgery

Wen Zhou, MD, MSc; Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC; Xiangjun Chen, MD, PhD; Shihao Chen, MD, OD; Yangyang Xu, MD, MSc; Tor Paaske Utheim, MD, PhD; Aleksandar Stojanovic, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(8):525-533

Open Access Video

Posterior Segment Visualization in Eyes With Small-Aperture Intraocular Lens

Sathish Srinivasan, FRCSEd, FRCOphth, FACS; Lin Wei Khoo, MBChB; Zachariah Koshy, DNB, FRCS(G)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(8):538-542


Cyclotorsion Compensation

Bulent Kose, MD; Yasar Sakarya, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2019;35(8):544

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