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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

The Journal offers an open access publication option to authors of accepted peer-reviewed articles. With this option, articles are made freely available online immediately upon publication in exchange for payment of an article-processing charge of $2500. SLACK Incorporated’s Open Access Publication Policy can be found here.

The Journal of Refractive Surgery is a recognized journal indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed; SCOPUS; EMBase; ProQuest; SIIC Data Bases (Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica); Current Contents/Clinical Medicine; Science Citation Index; Journal Citation Reports, Science

PRINT ISSN: 1081-597X
ONLINE ISSN: 1938-2391


Previous titles/ISSNs:
0883-0444 Journal of Refractive Surgery, March 1985-December 1988
1042-962X Refractive & Corneal Surgery, 1989-1993
1081-0803 Journal of Refractive & Corneal Surgery, 1994
1081-597X Journal of Refractive Surgery, 1995-current year

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Journal of Refractive Surgery
6900 Grove Road
Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447 USA
Telephone: + (856) 848-1000
E-mail: jrs@healio.com

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