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 2020
  • Volume 36 · Issue 2
Translational Science
Open Access

An Alternative Wavefront Reconstruction Method for Human Eyes

Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD; Radhika Rampat, MD; Laurent Dumas, PhD; Jacques Malet, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(2):74-81

Supplemental Data

Influence of Cap Thickness on Corneal Curvature and Corneal Biomechanics After SMILE: A Prospective, Contralateral Eye Study

De Wu, MD; Chunlei Liu, MD, PhD; Bin Li, MD; Diya Wang, MD; Xuejun Fang, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(2):82-88

Original Article
Supplemental Data

Long-term Outcomes After LASIK Using a Hybrid Bi-aspheric Micro-monovision Ablation Profile for Presbyopia Correction

Michiel H.A. Luger, MD; Colm McAlinden, MD, PhD; Phillip J. Buckhurst, PhD; James S. Wolffsohn, PhD; Shwetabh Verma, MSc; Samuel Arba-Mosquera, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(2):89-96

Supplemental Data

Epithelium Zernike Indices and Artificial Intelligence Can Differentiate Epithelial Remodeling Between Flap and Flapless Refractive Procedures

Pooja Khamar, MD, PhD; Rachana Chandapura, MTech; Rohit Shetty, MD, PhD, FRCS; Zelda Dadachanji, MD; Gairik Kundu, MD; Yash Patel, MTech; Rudy M.M.A. Nuijts, MD, PhD; Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(2):97-103

Supplemental Data

Three-Step Treatment of Keratoconus and Post-LASIK Ectasia: Implantation of ICRS, Corneal Cross-linking, and Implantation of Toric Posterior Chamber Phakic IOLs

Chunchun He, MD; Joern S. Joergensen, MD, PhD; Michael C. Knorz, MD, PhD; Keith N. McKay, BOptom; Fengju Zhang, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(2):104-109

Supplemental Data

Does Pregnancy Affect Refractive and Corneal Stability or Corneal Epithelial Remodeling After Myopic LASIK?

Anastasios John Kanellopoulos, MD; Filippos Vingopoulos, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(2):118-122


Pathophysiology and Treatment of Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis

Steven E. Wilson, MD; Rodrigo Carlos de Oliveira, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(2):124-130


Review of the FDA Premarket Approval Studies Comparing SMILE and LASIK

Montserrat Garcia-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, FEBOS-CR; Juan Gros-Otero, MD, PhD, FEBOS-CR; Isabel Rodriguez-Perez, PhD; Miguel A. Teus, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(2):131-132


Comments on Single-Pass Four-Throw Knot Mechanics

Constantin-Dan Bordeianu, MD, PhD; George-Daniel Bordeianu, Eng

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(2):133-134


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