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
  • January 2020
  • Volume 36 · Issue 1
Original Article
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Re-treatment in LASIK: To Flap Lift or Perform Surface Ablation

Colin Chan, MBBS, FRANZCO; Michael Lawless, MBBS, FRANZCO, FRACS; Gerard Sutton, MBBS, MD, FRANZCO; Chris Hodge, BAppSc, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):6-11

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Impact of Primary Calcification in Segmented Refractive Bifocal Intraocular Lenses on Optical Performance Including Straylight

Timur M. Yildirim, MD; Grzegorz Labuz, PhD; Ramin Khoramnia, MD, PhD; Hyeck-Soo Son, MD; Sonja K. Schickhardt, PhD; Ingo Lieberwirth, PhD; Michael C. Knorz, MD, PhD; Gerd U. Auffarth, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):20-27

Comparison of Visual Outcomes of Extended Depth of Focus Lenses in Patients With and Without Previous Laser Refractive Surgery

Karen L. Christopher, MD; D. Claire Miller, BS; Jennifer L. Patnaik, PhD; Anne M. Lynch, MD, MSPH; Richard S. Davidson, MD; Michael J. Taravella, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):28-33

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Optimal Parameters of Scanning Mode in Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE): Clinical Results and Ultrastructural Analysis

Shengbei Weng, MD; Daoman Xiang, MD, PhD; Limian Lin, MD; Haiqin Lin, MM; Fang Liu, MD; Quan Liu, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):34-41

Supplemental Data

Safety of the Minimum Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device Technique in Phakic Implantable Collamer Lens Implantation

Di Chen, MD; Ge Cui, MS; Xuejiao Wang, MS; Ying Li, MD; Yan Luo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):42-48


Similar Biomechanical Cross-linking Effect After SMILE and PRK in Human Corneas in an Ex Vivo Model for Postoperative Ectasia

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):49-54

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

Transepithelial Surface Ablation With Mitomycin C for the Treatment of Chronic Central Corneal Scars Following Adenoviral Keratoconjunctivitis

Renan F. Oliveira, MD; Gabriel A. Ferreira, MD, MSc; Vinícius C. Ghanem, MD, PhD; Paulo Elias Corrêa-Dantas, MD, PhD; Ramon C. Ghanem, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):55-61


PTK-Assisted Surface Ablation on Aborted LASIK Flaps

Chenghua Wei, MD; E Song, MD; Lixin Mei, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):62


Targeting Anterior Corneal Astigmatism With Topography-Guided Ablation Ignores Ocular Residual Astigmatism, Resulting in Inferior Outcomes

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):63-64

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Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(1):66-68

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