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
  • April 2020
  • Volume 36 · Issue 4
Original Article
Supplemental Data

Extended Depth of Focus Versus Monofocal IOLs: Objective and Subjective Visual Outcomes

Emilio Pedrotti, MD; Chiara Chierego, MD; Pietro Maria Talli, MD; Federico Selvi, MD; Alice Galzignato, MD; Enrico Neri, MD; Guido Barosco, MD; Andrea Montresor, MD; Anna Rodella, MD; Giorgio Marchini, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(4):214-222

Supplemental Data

Spherical Aberration Customization to Extend the Depth of Focus With a Clinical Adaptive Optics Visual Simulator

Lucía Hervella, MSc; Eloy A. Villegas, PhD; Consuelo Robles, MSc; Pablo Artal, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(4):223-229

Supplemental Data

Interaction of Monochromatic and Chromatic Aberrations in Pseudophakic Patients

Susana Marcos, PhD; Mercedes Romero, MSc; Clara Benedí-García, MSc; Ana González-Ramos, MSc; Maria Vinas, PhD; Nicolás Alejandre, MD, PhD; Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(4):230-238

Supplemental Data Video

Comparison of the Distribution of Lenticule Decentration Following SMILE by Pupil Center or Tear Film Mark Centration

Shengtao Liu, MD; Xiaoxue Zhang, MM; Zhipeng You, MD, PhD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(4):239-246

Supplemental Data

Repeatability of OCT Anterior Surface and Bowman's Layer Curvature and Aberrations in Normal and Keratoconic Eyes

Himanshu Matalia, MD; Nandini Chinnappaiah, MD; Rachana Chandapura, MTech; Sugaranjini Galiyugavaradhan, MD; Rohit Shetty, MD, PhD, FRCS; Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(4):247-252

Open Access

Association Between Keratoconus and Thyroid Gland Dysfunction: A Cross-Sectional Case–Control Study

Ahmed El-Massry, MD, PhD; Mohamed Fahmy Doheim; Mohammed Iqbal, MD, PhD; Omar Fawzy, MBBS, MSc; Omar M. Said, MD, PhD; Mohamed O. Yousif, MD, PhD; Amani E. Badawi, MD, PhD; Ahmed Tawfik, MD, PhD; Amir Abousamra, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(4):253-257

Supplemental Data

Accelerated Corneal Cross-linking as an Adjunct Therapy in the Management of Presumed Bacterial Keratitis: A Cohort Study

Boris Knyazer, MD; Yonit Krakauer, MD; Muhammad Abu Tailakh, MPH, PhD; Asaf Achiron, MD; Idan Hecht, MD; Tova Lifshitz, MD; Emilio A. Torres-Netto, MD; Nikki L. Hafezi, MAS IP ETHZ; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD, FARVO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(4):258-264

Efficacy of Conventional Versus Accelerated Corneal Cross-linking in Pediatric Keratoconus: Two-Year Outcomes

Semra Akkaya Turhan, MD; Berru Yargi, MD; Ebru Toker, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(4):265-269

Supplemental Data

A Systematic Review of Subclinical Keratoconus and Forme Fruste Keratoconus

Maria A. Henriquez, MD, PhD; Marta Hadid, MD; Luis Izquierdo Jr, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(4):270-279


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