Dr Cindy Xiaopeng Guo
PhD in Optometry, University of Auckland, Jun 2014
Dr Cindy Guo completed her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery at Shandong University in China. Then she obtained her Masters degree in Biological Sciences (First Class Honours) and PhD in Optometry at the University of Auckland. Her PhD research focused on a novel pharmaceutical treatment for age-related macular degeneration. She subsequently worked as a research fellow in School of Optometry and Vision Science on a multi-site randomised controlled trial for amblyopia (lazy eye) treatment (the BRAVO study).
In 2014 Dr Cindy Guo was nominated as part of the New Zealand Delegation by the Royal Society of New Zealand to attend the 7th HOPE meeting with Nobel Laureates in Japan.
Research | Current
Dr Cindy Guo’s primary focus is on pathogenesis of hearing deficits and its association with cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease. She is also interested in investigating mechanisms of binocular visual function and retinal function using a variety of techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), eye tracking system, ophthalmologic electrophysiology and molecular biology techniques.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Gao, T. Y., Anstice, N., Babu, R. J., Black, J. M., Bobier, W. R., Dai, S., ... Jiang, Y. (2018). Optical treatment of amblyopia in older children and adults is essential prior to enrolment in a clinical trial. Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists), 38 (2), 129-143. 10.1111/opo.12437
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Yitian Tina Gao, Nicola Anstice, Joanna Black, Yannan Jiang, Varsha Parag, Natalie Walker
- Gao, T. Y., Guo, C. X., Babu, R. J., Black, J. M., Bobier, W. R., Chakraborty, A., ... Jiang, Y. (2018). Effectiveness of a Binocular Video Game vs Placebo Video Game for Improving Visual Functions in Older Children, Teenagers, and Adults With Amblyopia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA ophthalmology, 136 (2), 172-181. 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.6090
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Joanna Black, Yannan Jiang, Yitian Tina Gao, Varsha Parag, Natalie Walker
- Gao, T. Y., Guo, C. X., South, J., Black, J., Dai, S., Anstice, N., & Thompson, B. (2017). Resolution of anisometropic amblyopia in a 48-year-old with refractive correction alone. Clinical & experimental optometry, 100 (4), 392-395. 10.1111/cxo.12457
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joanna Black, Yitian Tina Gao, Benjamin Thompson, Nicola Anstice
- Guo, C. X., Babu, R. J., Black, J. M., Bobier, W. R., Lam, C. S. Y., Dai, S., ... Jiang, Y. (2016). Binocular treatment of amblyopia using videogames (BRAVO): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17 (1)10.1186/s13063-016-1635-3
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yannan Jiang, Joanna Black, Benjamin Thompson, Natalie Walker, Varsha Parag, Yitian Tina Gao
- Guo, C. X., Mat Nor, M. N., Danesh-Meyer, H. V., Vessey, K. A., Fletcher, E. L., O'Carroll SJ, ... Green, C. R. (2016). Connexin43 mimetic peptide improves retinal function and reduces inflammation in a light-damaged albino rat model. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 57 (10), 3961-3973. 10.1167/iovs.15-16643
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon OCarroll, Mohd Nasir Mat Nor, Helen Danesh-Meyer, Colin Green, Monica Acosta
- Hess, R. F., Ding, R., Clavagnier, S., Liu, C., Guo, C., Viner, C., ... Zhou, J. (2016). A Robust and Reliable Test to Measure Stereopsis in the Clinic. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 57 (3), 798-804. 10.1167/iovs.15-18690
- Nivison-Smith, L., O'Brien BJ, Truong, M., Guo, C. X., Kalloniatis, M., & Acosta, M. L. (2015). Vinpocetine modulates metabolic activity and function during retinal ischemia. American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology, 308 (9), C737-C749. 10.1152/ajpcell.00291.2014
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Monica Acosta
- Guo, C. X., Tran, H., Green, C. R., Danesh-Meyer, H. V., & Acosta, M. L. (2014). Gap junction proteins in the light-damaged albino rat. Molecular Vision, 20, 670-682.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Danesh-Meyer, Monica Acosta, Colin Green