Dr. Davin E. Johnson
Over 8,000 ocular procedures
Dr. Johnson began his studies in life sciences at Queen’s University in 2003 on the Principal’s Scholarship, an entrance award granted to students demonstrating academic excellence. After graduating with a bachelor of arts and sciences degree, with distinction, he then completed a four-year medical degree and a five-year ophthalmology residency at Queen’s University, where he served as chief resident in the department. Upon finishing his residency, Dr. Johnson worked as a comprehensive ophthalmologist in Kingston before pursuing further training in corneal, anterior segment surgery at l’Université de Montréal.
Dr. Johnson fulfilled his training in refractive surgery at LASIK MD soon after completing his residency; in this role, he worked alongside some of North America’s most experienced surgeons. He has also completed additional training in the use of femtosecond lasers and corneal cross-linking procedures in order to treat patients with corneal ectasia-related conditions such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration. He has completed over 8,000 ocular procedures to date, and performs roughly 200 LASIK surgeries each month.
In addition to his work with LASIK MD, Dr. Johnson was a general ophthalmologist in Kingston, Ontario, until June 2016. This involved managing ophthalmic emergencies as well as chronic diseases of the eye along with cataract, glaucoma and eyelid surgery. He also developed and implemented a surgical teaching curriculum for ophthalmology residents and has restarted a peripheral clinic in Moose Factory. Since July 2016, Dr. Johnson has focused his work in the field of cornea and refractive surgery as part of his fellowship and work at LASIK MD.
In addition to clinical work, Dr. Johnson is the associate editor of optocase.com, a website devoted to teaching modules for optometrists covering a wide variety of eye diseases. He also supervises and takes part in a great deal of research, his chief areas of focus include keratoconus, use of 3D printers in the field of ophthalmology, and medical education. He was recently the first to use a 3D printer to create affordable ophthalmic surgical devices as well as an artificial cornea that does not require sutures. In total, Dr. Johnson has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed literature.
Dr. Johnson has been awarded multiple research awards, including two prestigious awards by Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation. He was also awarded the Dr. Sanjay Sharma Clinical Resident Award for exceptional patient care in 2014, and the Garth Taylor Award in 2016 for exceptional resident teaching. Many of his publications have appeared in prestigious journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association.
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Canadian Ophthalmological Society
- Canadian Medical Association
- Ontario Medical Association
- Québec Medical Association
- They remain up-to-date on latest laser vision technologies and techniques
- They teach surgeons-in-training at prominent universities
- They conduct ongoing research in the field of refractive surgery