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Dr. Davin Johnson
Dr. Davin Johnson
Assistant Professor
Contact Info
Tel: (613) 544-3400 x 2169 (Shelly Dorey)
Fax: (613) 544-5721


Fellowship:  Cornea, University of Montreal (2017)
Ophthalmology Residency: Queen's University, FRCSC (2015)
Medical School: Queen's University (2010)
Pre-medical: Queen's University (2006) Bachelor of Life Sciences (with Distinction)

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Johnson D, Liu D, Simel D. Does This Patient With Acute Infectious Conjunctivitis Have a Bacterial Infection?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA. 2022;327(22):2231-2237. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.7687
  2. Far PM, Quinn MP, Johnson D. Bilateral Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis Associated with Dupilumab. Ophthalmology. 2022;129(5):561. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2021.11.002
  3. Yu CW, Kirubarajan A, Yau M, Armstrong D, Johnson DE. Topical pain control for corneal abrasions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2021;28(8):890-908. doi:10.1111/acem.14222
  4. Quinn MP, Johnson D, Whitehead M, Gill SS, Campbell RJ. Predictors of Initial Glaucoma Therapy with Laser Trabeculoplasty versus Medication: A Population-Based Study. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2021;4(4):358-364. doi:10.1016/j.ogla.2020.11.001
  5. Quinn MP, Johnson D, Whitehead M, Gill SS, Campbell RJ. Distribution and Predictors of Initial Glaucoma Care Among Ophthalmologists and Optometrists: A Population-based Study. J Glaucoma. 2021;30(6):e300-e304. doi:10.1097/IJG.0000000000001792
  6. Eneh A, Johnson D, Schweitzer K, Strube YNJ. Brown’s syndrome during pregnancy: a case report and review of literature. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018;53(6):e256-e258. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.02.007
  7. Johnson D, Robert MC, Bouhout S, Harissi-Dagher M. Vitritis after Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1 Implantation. Ophthalmol Retina. 2018;2(10):1050-1055. doi:10.1016/j.oret.2018.04.010
  8. Ratzlaff T, Wei D, Wang Y, Xu M, Johnson D. Collagen cross-linking as an adjunct for repair of corneal lacerations: a cadaveric study. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017;52(5):508-512. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.01.015
  9. Johnson D, El-Defrawy SR, Hollands S, et al. Drug-prescribing patterns among optometrists and nonophthalmologist physicians at a tertiary care centre in Kingston, Ontario. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016;51(3):168-173. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2016.04.001
  10. Hurst J, Johnson D, Law C, Schweitzer K, Sharma S. Value of subjective visual reduction in patients with acute-onset floaters and/or flashes. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015;50(4):265-268. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2015.06.001
  11. Belliveau MJ, Johnson D. Orbital compartment syndrome after head trauma. Lancet Neurol. 2015;14(2):136-137. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70319-9
  12. Leung C, Johnson D, Pang R, Kratky V. Identifying predictive morphologic  features of malignancy in eyelid lesions. Can Fam Physician. 2015;61(1):e43-49.
  13. Johnson D, Jagan L, Kurji A, Jumaa K, Sharma S. Emergency department visits after intravitreal bevacizumab and ranibizumab injections in diabetic patients. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014;49(6):e146-148. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2014.08.018
  14. Hurst J, Johnson D, Campbell R, Baxter S, Kratky V. Orbital compartment syndrome in a burn patient without aggressive fluid resuscitation. Orbit. 2014;33(5):375-377. doi:10.3109/01676830.2014.881400
  15. Williams B, Johnson D, Hurst J, Kratky V. Patterns and causes of epiphora referrals to a tertiary oculoplastic practice. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014;49(2):180-182. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2013.12.003
  16. Johnson D, Warder D, Plourde ME, Brundage M, ten Hove M. Orbital metastasis secondary to merkel cell carcinoma: case report and literature review. Orbit. 2013;32(4):263-265. doi:10.3109/01676830.2013.788671
  17. Hollands H, Johnson D, Hollands S, Simel DL, Jinapriya D, Sharma S. Do findings on routine examination identify patients at risk for primary open-angle glaucoma? The rational clinical examination systematic review. JAMA. 2013;309(19):2035-2042. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5099
  18. Johnson D, Sharma S. Ocular and systemic safety of bevacizumab and ranibizumab in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2013;24(3):205-212. doi:10.1097/ICU.0b013e32835f8ec0
  19. Sharma S, Johnson D, Abouammoh M, Hollands S, Brissette A. Rate of serious adverse effects in a series of bevacizumab and ranibizumab injections. Can J Ophthalmol. 2012;47(3):275-279. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2012.03.026
  20. Jinapriya D, Almeida DRP, Johnson D, Irrcher I, El-Defrawy SR. Anaesthetic plus dilating gel improves pupil dilation for cataract surgery. Can J Ophthalmol. 2012;47(2):145-149. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2012.01.007
  21. Johnson D, Hollands H. Acute-onset floaters and flashes. CMAJ. 2012;184(4):431. doi:10.1503/cmaj.110686
  22. Johnson D, Lekhi V, Schweitzer K, Sharma S. Ophthaproblem. Can you identify this condition? Idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Can Fam Physician. 2011;57(8):901, 906.
  23. Johnson D, Hollands H, Hollands S, Sharma S. Incidence and characteristics of acute intraocular inflammation after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab: a retrospective cohort study. Can J Ophthalmol. 2010;45(3):239-242. doi:10.3129/i10-013
  24. Johnson D, Hollands S, Hollands H, Schweitzer K, Almeida D, Sharma S. Quality of life amongst American vs. Canadian patients with retinal diseases. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2010;21(3):227-232. doi:10.1097/ICU.0b013e3283386706
  25. Johnson DE, El-Defrawy SR, Almeida DRP, Campbell RJ. Comparison of retinal nerve fibre layer measurements from time domain and spectral domain optical coherence tomography systems. Can J Ophthalmol. 2009;44(5):562-566. doi:10.3129/i09-106
  26. Almeida DRP, Johnson D, Hollands H, et al. Effect of prophylactic nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on cystoid macular edema assessed using optical coherence tomography quantification of total macular volume after cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008;34(1):64-69. doi:10.1016/j.jcrs.2007.08.034



Johnson D, Winterborn A, Kratky V. Efficacy of intravenous mannitol in the management of orbital compartment syndrome; a non-human primate model.  Oral presentation at ASOPRS 2014 Fall Scientific Meeting (Chicago, USA). October 17, 2014.

Johnson D, El-Defrawy S, Hollands S, Hurst J, Law C, Li C, Baxter S, Campbell E, Campbell R.. Drug prescribing patterns of optometrists in Ontario following introduction of prescribing privileges. Oral presentation at Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting 2014 (Halifax, NS). June 6, 2014.

Johnson D, Tse Y, Brissette A, Moss E, Pang S, Al-Malki M, Sharma S. Systemic absorption of bevacizumab and ranibizumab in humans treated for macular edema. Poster presentation at Physicians Services Incorporated Annual General Meeting 2014 (Toronto ON). April 30, 2014.

Johnson D, Tse Y, Brissette A, Moss E, Pang S, Al-Malki M, Sharma S. Systemic absorption of bevacizumab and ranibizumab in humans treated for macular edema. Oral presentation at Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting 2013 (Montreal, QC). June 16, 2013.

Johnson D, Hurst J, Law C, El-Defrawy S, Baxter S, Bona M, Schweitzer S, Campbell R. Prescribing patterns of optometrists in Ontario. Oral presentation at Resident Research Day (Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University).  June 12, 2013.

Johnson D, Hollands H, Hollands S, Jinapriya D, Simel D, Sharma S. The Rational Clinical Examination: Do findings on my routine examination identify patients at risk for primary open angle glaucoma?  Oral presentation at Resident Research Day (Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University).  May 16, 2012.

Johnson D, Jinapriya D, Almeida D, Cheung J, El-Defrawy S.  Comparison of an anesthetic and dilating gel cocktail versus the standard pre-operative pharmacologic regimen for cataract surgery on corneal anesthesia and pupil dilation.  Oral presentation at Resident Research Day (Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University).  May 1, 2009.

Johnson D, Almeida D, Campbell R. Variability of reported effect size in selective laser trabeculoplasty studies: a systematic analysis. Poster abstract presented at Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting 2009 (Toronto, ON).  June 22, 2009.