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

Current Issue
  • February 2021
  • Volume 37 · Issue 2
Original Article

Corneal Cross-linking at the Slit Lamp

Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD; Olivier Richoz, MD, PhD, MBA; Emilio A. Torres-Netto, MD; Mark Hillen, PhD; Nikki L. Hafezi, MAS IP ETHZ

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2021;37(2):78-82

Mitomycin C Application After Corneal Cross-linking for Keratoconus Increases Stromal Haze

Shady T. Awwad, MD; Lily M. Chacra, MD; Chadi Helwe, MSc; Ahmad R. Dhaini, PhD; Talar Telvizian, MD; Julien Torbey, MD; Maamoun Abdul Fattah, MD; Emilio A. Torres-Netto, MD; Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD; Rohit Shetty, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2021;37(2):83-90

Supplemental Data

Two-Year Follow-up of Intracorneal Ring Segments Implantation in Adolescent Patients With Keratoconus

Cristina Peris-Martínez, MD, PhD; Mikhail Hernández-Díaz, MD; Maria José Roig-Revert, MD, PhD; Enrique Alfonso-Muñoz, MD; Santiago Montolío-Marzo, MD; Daniel Monsálvez-Romín, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2021;37(2):91-97

Supplemental Data
Supplemental Data

Visual Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction After Bilateral Sequential Implantation of a Capsular Bag IOL and a Supplementary Sulcus-Fixated Trifocal IOL

Guenal Kahraman, MD; Nikolaus Dragostinoff, PhD; Wolfgang Brezna, PhD; Clemens Bernhart, MD; Michael Amon, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2021;37(2):105-111

Supplemental Data

Rotational Stability of a New Hydrophobic Acrylic IOL With Modified C-loop Haptics

Daniel Schartmüller, MD; Veronika Röggla, MD; Luca Schwarzenbacher, MD; Christina Leydolt, MD; Rupert Menapace, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2021;37(2):112-118

Supplemental Data

Phacoemulsification After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty: Incidence and Influence on Endothelial Cell Density

Indrė Vasiliauskaitė, MSc; Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, MB BCh, PhD; Lisanne Ham, PhD; Korine van Dijk, PhD; Silke Oellerich, PhD; Gerrit R. J. Melles, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2021;37(2):119-125

Supplemental Data Video

Long-term Outcomes and Complications of the New Carlevale Sutureless Scleral Fixation Posterior Chamber IOL

Agostino S. Vaiano, MD, PhD; Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD; Antonio Greco, MD; Andrea Greco, MD; Giovanni D'Amico, MD; Valerio Pasqualitto, MD; Carlo Carlevale, MD; Giacomo Savini, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2021;37(2):126-132

Supplemental Data

Agreement Between Angle-to-Angle Distance and Aqueous Depth Obtained With Two Different Optical Coherence Tomographers and a Scheimpflug Camera

Pedro Tañá-Rivero, MD, PhD; María Dolores Rodríguez-Carrillo, MD; María Ruíz-Santos, MD; Berta García-Tomás, MD; Robert Montés-Micó, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2021;37(2):133-140


Managing Suction Loss in SMILE

Sohini Mandal, MD; Manpreet Kaur, MD; Jeewan S. Titiyal, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2021;37(2):141


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