Projects & Publications

over two decades of projects and publications

Gundersen KG, Potvin R. A review of results after implantation of a secondary  intraocular lens to correct residual refractive error after cataract surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct 3;11:1791-1796. eCollection 2017.

Gundersen KG, Potvin R. Trifocal intraocular lenses: a comparison of the visual performance and quality of vision provided by two different lens designs. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun 8;11:1081-1087. eCollection 2017.

Davison JA, Potvin R. Preoperative measurement vs intraoperative aberrometry for the selection of intraocular lens sphere power in normal eyes. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017 May 17;11:923-929.  eCollection 2017.

Berdahl JP, Hardten DR, Kramer BA, Potvin R. The Effect of Lens Sphere and Cylinder Power on Residual Astigmatism and Its Resolution After Toric Intraocular Lens Implantation. J Refract Surg. 2017 Mar 1;33(3):157-162.

Blehm C, Potvin R. Pseudophakic astigmatism reduction with femtosecond laser-assisted corneal arcuate incisions: a pilot study. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan 23;11:201-207. eCollection 2017.

Kramer BA, Berdahl JP, Hardten DR, Potvin R. Residual astigmatism after toric intraocular lens implantation: Analysis of data from an online toric intraocular lens back-calculator. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Nov;42(11):1595-1601.

Gundersen KG, Potvin R. Clinical outcomes with toric intraocular lenses planned using an optical low coherence reflectometry ocular biometer with a new toric calculator. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov 3;10:2141-2147. eCollection 2016.

Tran DB, Vargas V, Potvin R. Neodymium:YAG capsulotomy rates associated with femtosecond laser-assisted versus manual cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Oct;42(10):1470-1476.

Potvin R. La chirurgie réfractive de la cataracte: des technologies novatrices élargissent les choix des patients canadiens. Healthc Manage Forum. 2016 Nov;29(6):235-242. Review.

Potvin R. Cataract refractive surgery: Innovative technology provides more choices for Canadian cataract patients. Healthc Manage Forum. 2016 Nov;29(6):227-234. Review. PubMed PMID: 27807219.

Potvin R, Kramer BA, Hardten DR, Berdahl JP. Toric intraocular lens orientation and residual refractive astigmatism: an analysis. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep 20;10:1829-1836. eCollection 2016.

Sandoval HP, Donnenfeld ED, Kohnen T, Lindstrom RL, Potvin R, Tremblay DM, Solomon KD. Modern laser in situ keratomileusis outcomes. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Aug;42(8):1224-34.

Whitman J, Hovanesian J, Steinert RF, Koch D, Potvin R. Through-focus performance with a corneal shape-changing inlay: One-year results. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Jul;42(7):965-71.

Fisher BL, Potvin R. Transzonular vitreous injection vs a single drop compounded topical pharmaceutical regimen after cataract surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul 18;10:1297-303.

Gundersen KG, Potvin R. Comparison of visual outcomes and subjective visual quality after bilateral implantation of a diffractive trifocal intraocular lens and blended implantation of apodized diffractive bifocal intraocular lenses. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 May 10;10:805-11.

Espaillat A, Pérez O, Potvin R. Clinical outcomes using standard phacoemulsification and femtosecond laser-assisted surgery with toric intraocular lenses. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar 30;10:555-63.

Gundersen KG, Potvin R. Comparison of visual outcomes after implantation of diffractive trifocal toric intraocular lens and a diffractive apodized bifocal toric intraocular lens. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar 17;10:455-61.

Gundersen KG, Makari S, Ostenstad S, Potvin R. Retreatments after multifocal intraocular lens implantation: an analysis. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar 1;10:365-71.

Potvin R, Makari S, Rapuano CJ. Tear film osmolarity and dry eye disease: a review of the literature. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov 2;9:2039-2047.

Davison JA, Potvin R. Refractive cylinder outcomes after calculating toric intraocular lens cylinder power using total corneal refractive power. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 19; 1511–1517.

Epitropoulos AT, Matossian C, Berdy GJ, Malhotra RP, Potvin R. The effect of tear osmolarity on repeatability of keratometry for cataract surgery planning, J Cataract Refract Surg 2015 August; 41(8):1672–1677.

Shammas HJ, Wetterwald N, Potvin R. A new mode for measuring axial length with an optical low coherence reflectometer in eyes with dense cataracts, J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 July; 41(7):1365–1369.

Potvin, R. (guest editor) Cataracts in Canada. Canadian Journal of Optometry, Volume 77, Supplement 1, June 2015.

Potvin, R. Patient Factors Affecting the Success of Cataract Surgery. Cataracts in Canada. Canadian Journal of Optometry, Volume 77, Supplement 1, June 2015.

Matossian C, Makari S, Potvin R. Cataract Surgery and Methods of Wound Closure: A Review. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015 May 22:9; 921-928.

Makari S, Potvin R. Cataract Surgery and the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser System – 2015 Update. US Ophthalmic Review, 2015;8(1):10-13.

Potvin R, Hill W. A New Algorithm for Post-Myopic LASIK Intraocular Lens Power Calculations Based on Data from a Rotating Scheimpflug Camera System, J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 Feb;41(2):339-347.

Masket S, Hovanesian JA, Levenson J, Tyson F, Flynn W, Endl M, Majmudar PA, Modi S, Chu R, Raizman MB, Lane SS, Kim T. Hydrogel sealant versus sutures to prevent fluid egress after cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Dec;40(12):2057-66. ( Potvin writing acknowledgement)

Potvin R, Hill WE, Meier E. Patient-specific Factors in IOL Power Calculations. Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today/Europe. Supplement, October 2014.

Henderson BA, Solomon K, Masket S, Potvin R, Holland EJ, Cionni R, Sandoval H. A survey of potential and previous cataract-surgery patients: what the ophthalmologist should know. Clin Ophthalmol. 2014 Aug 25;8:1595-602.

Potvin R, Gundersen KG, Masket S, Osher R, Snyder M, Vann R, Solomon K, Hill WE. Prospective Multicenter Study of Toric IOL Outcomes when Dual Zone Automated Keratometry is used for Astigmatism Planning, J Refract Surg. 2013; 29: 804-809.

Zhang Y, Potvin R, Gong L. A study of the short-term effect of artificial tears on contrast sensitivity in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Oct 24.

Potvin R, Makari S. Cataract Surgery and the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser System, US Ophthalmic Review, 2013;6(2):[ePub ahead of print]

Gundersen, KG, Potvin R. Comparative Visual Performance with Monofocal and Multifocal IOLs. Clin. Ophthal., 2013:7.

Potvin R., Hill W. A New Algorithm for Post-RK Intraocular Lens Power Calculations Based on Data From the Oculus Pentacam. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Mar;39(3):358-65.

Mackool RJ, Potvin R. Brown discoloration of blue light-filtering intraocular
lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Aug;38(8):1512-3.

Gundersen K, Potvin R. Prospective study of toric iol outcomes based on the Lenstar LS 900(R) dual zone automated keratometer. BMC Ophthalmology 2012, 12:21 (16 July 2012)

Gray R, Hill WE, Neuman B, Houtman D, Potvin R. Effects of a Blue Light Filtering Intraocular Lens on Driving Safety in Glare Conditions. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 May;38(5):816-22.

Krueger RR, Potvin R. Flap Technology Review—The Case for Femtosecond Laser Flaps in Laser In Situ Keratomileusis. US Ophthalmic Review, 2012: 5(1):18-21.

Stonecipher KG, Potvin R., Meyer JJ, Durrie D, Stonecipher K. Refractive Surgery Outcomes Comparison—All Wavefront-guided Versus a Decision Tree for Selecting Wavefront-guided or Wavefront-optimized. US Ophthalmic Review, 2012;5(1):14-17.

Hill WE, Osher R, Cooke D, Solomon K, Sandoval H, Salas-Cervantes R, Potvin R. Simulation of Toric IOL Results Comparing Manual Keratometry to Dual-zone Automated Keratometry from an Integrated Biometer. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Dec;37(12): 2181–2187.

Ernest P, Hill W, Potvin R. Minimizing surgically induced astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery using a square posterior limbal incision. J Ophthalmol. 2011:243170. Epub 2011 Nov 2.

Potvin R. Cataracts and Astigmatism 1: Astigmatism and Vision Clinical & Refractive Optometry 2011; 22(1/2): 5-6, 8-9.

Potvin R. Cataracts and Astigmatism 2: Astigmatism in the Cataract Patient Population Clinical & Refractive Optometry 2011; 22(3/4): 40-42, 44-45

Potvin R. Cataracts and Astigmatism 3: Methods to Correct Astigmatism at the Time of Cataract Surgery Clinical & Refractive Optometry 2011; 22(5/6): 84-86, 88-89.

Potvin R. Cataracts and Astigmatism 4: Managing the Cataract Patient with Corneal Astigmatism Clinical & Refractive Optometry 2011; 22(7/8): 120-122, 124-125.

Potvin R. Cataracts and Astigmatism 5: Results with Toric IOL Implantation Clinical & Refractive Optometry 2011; 22(9/10): 156-158, 160-161.

Cionni RJ, Crandall AS, Felsted D. Length and frequency of intraoperative occlusive events with new torsional phacoemulsification software. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Oct;37(10):1785-90. (Data analysis and editorial acknowledgement.)

Henderson BA, Potvin R. Blue-blocking IOLs. Ophthalmology. 2011 Sep;118(9):1895-6.

Colin J, Potvin R. Transparency of hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 May;37(5):977; author reply 977-8.

Ernest P, Potvin R. Effects of Preoperative Corneal Astigmatism Orientation on Results with a Low-Cylinder-Power Toric IOL. J Cat Refract Surg. 2011 April;37(4);727-32.

Hill WE, Potvin R. Monte Carlo simulation of expected outcomes with the AcrySof toric intraocular lens. BMC Ophthalmol 2008;8:22.

Caster AI, Friess DW, Potvin R. Absence of Keratectasia Following LASIK in Eyes with Preoperative Central Corneal Thickness ≤500 Microns; J Refract Surg. 2007 Oct;23(8):782-8.

Lawless MA, Potvin RJ. Fulfilling the Promise of Laser Refractive Surgery; J Refract Surg. 2006, 22(9):S965

Cox IG, Potvin RJ, Lagana MA, Williams DR, Porter J. Wave Aberrations of the Human Eye – A Large Population Sample; Opt Vis Sci 2000, 77(12s):194.

Lagana MA, Cox IG, Potvin RJ. The Effect of Keratoconus on the Wavefront Aberration of the Human Eye; IOVS 2000: 41(4): S679.

Porter J, Cox IG, Guirao A, Potvin RJ, Lagana MA, Williams DR. A Compact Description of the Eye’s Aberrations in a Large Population. IOVS 2000: 41(4): S428.

Potvin R. MOWSE – A New Objective Test for Computer Users; Opt Vis Sci 1999: 76(12s): 268.

Cox I, Potvin R: Quantification of Ocular Bulbar Conjunctival Redness Using Computer-based Image Analysis; Opt Vis Sci 1996; 73(12s); 231.

Potvin R, Fonn D, Sorbara L. In-Vivo Comparison of Corneal Topography and Keratometry; Int Contact Lens Clin 1996; 23: 20-26. ICLC Award for Best Student Paper, 1995.

Doughty MJ, Potvin R, Pritchard N, Fonn D. Evaluation of the Range of Areas of the Fluorescein Staining Patterns of the Tarsal Conjunctiva in Man; Doc Ophthalmol 1995; 89:355-371.

Potvin R, Sorbara G, Fonn D. Comparison of Polycarbonate and Steel Test Surfaces for Videokeratography; J Refract Surg 1995; 11:89-91.

Potvin R, Doughty M, Fonn D. Tarsal Conjunctival Morphometry of Asymptomatic Soft Contact Lens Wearers and Non-Lens Wearers, Int Contact Lens Clin 1994; 21:225-31.

Doughty M, Potvin R, Pritchard N, Fonn D. Quantitative Morphometric Analyses of the Size and Shape of Fluorescein-Highlighted Patterns of the Human Tarsal Conjunctiva (Abstract). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1994; 35(4); 1796.

Potvin RJ, Fonn D, Sorbara L. Measurement of Polycarbonate Aspheres with Corneal Topography (Abstract). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1994; 35(4); 2194.

Potvin R, Sorbara G, Fonn D. Topographic Keratography Modelling Systems: Numbers Behind the Graphics; Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1993;34(4):1252.

Fonn D, Pritchard N, Weed K, Potvin R. Ocular Responses Associated With Frequently Replaced and Non-Replaced Hydrogel Lenses; Opt Vis Sci 1992; 69(12s) ;26.


Potvin R. Cornea Copia – An Interactive Visual Review Tool for the Cornea and Contact Lenses (1995)

Potvin R, Williams TD. Fundus Fundamentals – An Interactive Visual Review Tool for the Fundus (1995)

Deupree DM, Potvin R. The Fluorescein Angiography Primer: An Interactive Case-based Review (1996)

Hrynchak P (ed), Potvin R, Chin V. Procedures in Clinical Optometry: University of Waterloo – CD-ROM Version (1996)

Flanagan J, Trope G, Buys Y, Potvin R. Automated Perimetry: An Interactive Primer (1997)

Melton R, Thomas R, Potvin R, Holmes J. The Virtual Eyecare Clinic: Anterior Segment (1997)