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
2018 Impact Factor 3.000

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

Current Issue
  • March 2020
  • Volume 36 · Issue 3
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SMILE Versus Implantable Collamer Lens Implantation for High Myopia: A Matched Comparative Study

Jakob Siedlecki, MD; Valerie Schmelter, MD; Wolfgang J. Mayer, MD, FEBO; Benedikt Schworm, MD; Siegfried G. Priglinger, MD, FEBO; Martin Dirisamer, MD, FEBO; Nikolaus Luft, MD, PhD, FEBO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(3):150-159

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Predictors of Patient Satisfaction After Refractive Lens Exchange With an Extended Depth of Focus IOL

Steven C. Schallhorn, MD; Keith A. Hettinger, MS; David Teenan, MD; Jan A. Venter, MD; Stephen J. Hannan, OD; Julie M. Schallhorn, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(3):175-184

Effect of Capsular Tension Ring Implantation on Postoperative Rotational Stability of a Toric Intraocular Lens

Magdaléna Vokrojová, MD, PhD; Lenka Havlíčková, PhD; Markéta Brožková, MD, FEBO; Zuzana Hlinomazová, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(3):186-192

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Accuracy of OCT Curvature and Aberrations of Bowman's Layer: A Prospective Comparison With Physical Removal of Epithelium

Pooja Khamar, MD, PhD; Rohit Shetty, MD, PhD, FRCS; Prerna Ahuja, MD; Rachana Chandapura, MTech; Raghav Narasimhan, MTech; Rudy M.M.A. Nuijts, MD, PhD; Abhijit Sinha Roy, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(3):193-198

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
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Impact of the Reference Point for Epithelial Thickness Measurements

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(3):200-207

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