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
  • June 2020
  • Volume 36 · Issue 6
Original Article
Supplemental Data

Outcomes Comparison Between Wavefront-Optimized and Topography-Guided PRK in Contralateral Eyes With Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism

Fernando Faria-Correia, MD, PhD; Sara Ribeiro, MD, PhD; Bernardo T. Lopes, MD, PhD; Marcella Q. Salomão, MD; Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(6):358-365

Femtosecond Laser–Assisted LASIK in Children With Hyperopia and Anisometropic Amblyopia: 7 Years of Follow-up

Irina Leonidovna Kulikova, MD, PhD; Nikolay Petrovich Pashtaev, MD, PhD; Yevgeniy Nikolayevich Batkov, MD, PhD; Svetlana Mikh'ilovna Pikusova, MD; Anna Evgen'evna Terent'eva, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(6):366-373

Supplemental Data
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Clinical Prediction of Excessive Vault After Implantable Collamer Lens Implantation Using Ciliary Body Morphology

Qian Chen, MD; Weina Tan, MD; Xiaohua Lei, MD; Chao Pan, MD; Lina Jin, MD; Qingyan Zeng, MD; Zheng Wang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(6):380-387

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Three-Dimensional Assessments of Intraocular Lens Stability With High-Speed Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography

Xixia Ding, PhD; Qinmei Wang, MD; Linfeng Xiang, MD; Pingjun Chang, MD; Shenghai Huang, PhD; Yun-e Zhao, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(6):388-394

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

Customized Wavefront-Guided Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy for a Retained Lenticule Fragment After Primary SMILE

Byunghoon Chung, MD; David S.Y. Kang, MD; Samuel Arba-Mosquera, PhD; Tae-im Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(6):395-399

Supplemental Data
Translational Science
Supplemental Data Open Access

Refractive Changes After Corneal Stromal Filler Injection for the Correction of Hyperopia

Christian M. Wertheimer, MD; Katharina Brandt, BSc; Steffen Kaminsky, MSc; Carolin Elhardt; Stefan A. Kassumeh, MD; Linh Pham; Hinnerk Schulz-Hildebrandt, PhD; Siegfried Priglinger, MD; R. Rox Anderson, MD; Reginald Birngruber, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(6):406-413


Intrastromal Lenticule Rotation for the Treatment of High Astigmatism

Pavel Stodulka, MD, PhD; Jesper Hjortdal, MD, DMSci; Martin Slovak, ME, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(6):415-418


Defocus Curves Standardized Criteria on Visual Performance of a Small-Aperture IOL: First Comparison of Results After Contralateral and Bilateral Implantation

Carlos Rocha-de-Lossada, MD; José-María Sánchez-González, OD, PhD; Jorge Peraza-Nieves, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(6):420

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