Description of Research Expertise:
The Cui lab examines the association between genetic diversity affecting mitochondrial respiration and open angle glaucoma in an effort to find novel neuroprotective mechanisms for glaucoma treatment. In particular, her lab has found an association between mutations affecting Complex IV of the mitochondrial electron transport chain and loss of retinal ganglion cells. Recently, she also demonstrated that iron chelation improved retinal ganglion cell and optic nerve axon survival in a mouse model of hypertensive glaucoma. Dr. Cui’s clinical research interests involve assessing health-related quality of life in glaucoma patients who are candidates for minimally invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) devices.
Glaucoma; genetics research; mitochondria; glaucoma drainage devices; minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
Cui Qi N, Bachus Laura, Knoth Eva, O'Neill William E, Paige Gary D: Eye position and cross-sensory learning both contribute to prism adaptation of auditory space. Progress in brain research 171 : 265-70,2008.
Cui Qi N, Razavi Babak, O'Neill William E, Paige Gary D: Perception of auditory, visual, and egocentric spatial alignment adapts differently to changes in eye position. Journal of neurophysiology 103 (2): 1020-35,2010.
Cui Qi N, O'Neill William E, Paige Gary D: Advancing age alters the influence of eye position on sound localization. Experimental brain research 206 (4): 371-9,2010.
Lee Roland Y, Huang Guofu, Cui Qi N, He Mingguang, Porco Travis C, Lin Shan C: Association of lens vault with narrow angles among different ethnic groups. Current eye research 37 (6): 486-91,2012.
Lee Roland Y, Kasuga Toshimitsu, Cui Qi N, Huang Guofu, He Mingguang, Lin Shan C: Association between baseline angle width and induced angle opening following prophylactic laser peripheral iridotomy. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 54 (5): 3763-70,2013.
Lee Roland Y, Kasuga Toshimitsu, Cui Qi N, Porco Travis C, Huang Guofu, He Mingguang, Lin Shan C: Association between baseline iris thickness and prophylactic laser peripheral iridotomy outcomes in primary angle-closure suspects. Ophthalmology 121 (6): 1194-202,2014.
Cui Qi N, Geske Michael J, Kersten Robert C: Diffusely swollen eyelid. JAMA ophthalmology 132 (9): 1145-6,2014.
Cui Qi N, Hsia Yen C, Lin Shan C, Stamper Robert L, Rose-Nussbaumer Jennifer, Mehta Nitisha, Porco Travis C, Naseri Ayman, Han Ying: Effect of mitomycin c and 5-flurouracil adjuvant therapy on the outcomes of Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation. Clinical & experimental ophthalmology 45 (2): 2017.
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