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
  • May 2020
  • Volume 36 · Issue 5
Original Article

Iontophoresis Corneal Cross-linking With Enhanced Fluence and Pulsed UV-A Light: 3-Year Clinical Results

Cosimo Mazzotta, MD, PhD; Simone Alex Bagaglia, MD; Arianna Sgheri, MD; Alessandro Di Maggio, MD; Mario Fruschelli, MD; Andrea Romani, MD; Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD; Paolo Vinciguerra, MD; Gian Marco Tosi, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):286-292

Supplemental Data

Assessment of Corneal Haze After PRK and the Effect of Sutureless Amniotic Membrane Graft by Corneal Densitometry

Anthony R. Cox, MD; Rose K. Sia, MD; Boonkit Purt, MD; Denise S. Ryan, MS; Hind Beydoun, PhD; Marcus H. Colyer, MD; Bruce A. Rivers, MD; Kraig S. Bower, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):293-299

Supplemental Data

Visual and Refractive Outcomes Following Laser Blended Vision Using Non-linear Aspheric Micro-monovision

Sri Ganesh, MS, DNB; Sheetal Brar, MS; Megha Gautam, MS; Karthik Sriprakash, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):300-307

Supplemental Data

Management of Suction Loss During SMILE in 12,057 Eyes: Incidence, Outcomes, Risk Factors, and a Novel Method of Same-Day Recutting of Refractive Lenticules

Bing Qin, MD, PhD; Meiyan Li, MD, PhD; Yang Shen, MD, PhD; Li Zeng, MD; Xiaoying Wang, MD, PhD; Walter Sekundo, MD, PhD; John Chang, MD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):308-316

Supplemental Data

Metabolomic Analysis in Corneal Lenticules From Contact Lens Wearers

Min Li, MD; Lin Liu, MM; Chen Qu, BM; Yuehui Shi, BM; Lina Sun, BM; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD; Jun Zou, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):317-325

Supplemental Data

Visual Outcomes and Subjective Experience After Combined Implantation of Extended Depth of Focus and Trifocal IOLs

Richard N. McNeely, PhD; Salissou Moutari, PhD; Christoph Palme, MD; Jonathan E. Moore, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):326-333

Impact of a Chromatic Aberration-Correcting Intraocular Lens on Automated Refraction

Jorge S. Haddad, MD; Larissa Gouvea, MD; Joseana L. Ferreira, MD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; George O. Waring, MD; Karolinne M. Rocha, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):334-339

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

Customized Ablation Area PTK as a Technique for Salzmann's Degeneration and Other Focal Stromal Pathologies

Lily M. Chacra, MD; Samuel Arba-Mosquera, PhD; Shady T. Awwad, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):340-344


Can the Corvis ST Estimate Corneal Viscoelasticity?

Ahmed Abass, PhD; Cynthia J. Roberts, PhD; Bernardo Lopes, MD; Ashkan Eliasy, MEng; Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD; Paolo Vinciguerra, MD; Ahmed Elsheikh, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):346-348

Letter to the Editor

An Interesting Case of Data Gaps in Measurement of Corneal Curvature With Scheimpflug Tomography

Himanshu Matalia, MD; Raghav Narasimhan, Mtech; Nandini Chinnappaiah, MD; Vikas Kumar, OD; Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(5):350-351


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