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
  • October 2020
  • Volume 36 · Issue 10
Original Article

Presbyopia Correction in Astigmatic Eyes Using a Toric Trifocal Intraocular Lens With Quadrifocal Technology

Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD; Christoph Lwowski, MD; Lisa Hinzelmann; Wasim Ahmad; Kerstin Petermann, MSc; Eva Hemkeppler, MSc; Katarzyna Pawlowicz, MD; Myriam Böhm, MD, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):638-644

Sources of Error in Toric Intraocular Lens Power Calculation

Nino Hirnschall, MD, PhD; Oliver Findl, MD, MBA; Natascha Bayer, MSc; Christoph Leisser, MD; Sverker Norrby, PhD; Eva Zimper, MD; Peter Hoffmann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):646-652

Supplemental Data

Cross-sectional Study on Corneal Denervation in Contralateral Eyes Following SMILE Versus LASIK

Yu-Chi Liu, MD; Angel Se Ji Jung, MBBS; Jia Ying Chin, MBBS; Lily Wei Yun Yang, MBBS; Jodhbir S. Mehta, MBBS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):653-660

Refractive Outcomes of Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Combined With Cataract Surgery in Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy

Steven S. Bae, MD; Geoffrey Ching; Simon Holland, MD; Martin McCarthy, MD; Rusty Ritenour, MD; Alfonso Iovieno, MD, PhD; Sonia N. Yeung, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):661-666

Supplemental Data

Thermal Load During Corneal Excimer Laser Ablation: Impact of Different Ablation Parameters

Suphi Taneri, MD; Samuel Arba-Mosquera, PhD; Anika Rost, MSc; H. Burkhard Dick, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):667-676

Supplemental Data

Early Corneal and Epithelial Remodeling Differences Identified by OCT Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Between Two Transepithelial PRK Platforms

Rohit Shetty, MD, PhD; Raghav Narasimhan, MTech; Zelda Dadachanji, MD; Pavitra Patel, MD; Sonia Maheshwari, MD; Aishwarya Chabra, MD; Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):678-686

Pentacam Scheimpflug Tomography Findings in Chinese Patients With Different Corneal Diameters

Lan Ding, MD; Jifang Wang, MS; Lingling Niu, MD; Wanru Shi, MD; Yishan Qian, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):688-695

Translational Science
Supplemental Data

Evaluation of the Safety and Long-term Scleral Biomechanical Stability of UVA Cross-linking on Scleral Collagen in Rhesus Monkeys

Mingshen Sun, MD, PhD; Fengju Zhang, MD, PhD; Yu Li, MD, PhD; Bowen Ouyang, MD; Mengmeng Wang, MD, PhD; Xuan Jiao, MD; Li Zhang, MD; Ningli Wang, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):696-702


Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments Implantation and Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty for Coexisting Keratoconus and Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy

Pedro Bertino, MD; Renata Soares Magalhães, MD; Guilherme Garcia Criado, MD; Gustavo Amorim Novais, MD, PhD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):703-706


A Simple Calculator to Decide UVA “On” Time for Cross-linking of Thin Keratoconic Corneas (< 400 µm)

Rohit Shetty, MD, PhD; Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD; Eberhard Spoerl, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(10):707

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