Neeru Gupta


Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science

Research Programs


Research Interests

Retinal disease, glaucoma, degeneration of vision pathways, neuroprotection and pharmacological treatment strategies, intraocular pressure regulation, the role of the lymphatic circulation in the eye, neuroimaging and clinical trials

Research Activities

I have a longstanding and broad interest in vision science, covering a variety of topics. These include retinal disease, the neuropharmacology of glaucoma, glaucoma as a neurodegenerative disease, the regulation of intraocular pressure, and the lymphatic circulation. Studies in the laboratory support and complement ongoing clinical studies and trials.

Recent Publications

  1. Le, R, Yucel, N, Khattak, S, Yucel, YH, Prud'homme, GJ, Gupta, N et al.. Current indications and surgical approaches to corneal transplants at the University of Toronto: A clinical-pathological study. Can. J. Ophthalmol. 2017;52 (1):74-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2016.07.005. PubMed PMID:28237153 .
  2. Le, R, Berger, AR, Gupta, N. Long-term Follow-up of a Case of Gold Shunt Surgery for Refractory Silicone Oil-induced Glaucoma. J. Glaucoma. 2016;25 (8):e734-7. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000000450. PubMed PMID:27253968 PubMed Central PMC4972476.
  3. Le, R, Gupta, N. Gold shunt for refractory advanced low-tension glaucoma with spared central acuity. Int Med Case Rep J. 2016;9 :69-72. doi: 10.2147/IMCRJ.S93849. PubMed PMID:27051320 PubMed Central PMC4807951.
  4. McKetton, L, Williams, J, Viviano, JD, Yücel, YH, Gupta, N, Schneider, KA et al.. High-resolution Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Human Subcortex In Vivo and Postmortem. J Vis Exp. 2015; (106):e53309. doi: 10.3791/53309. PubMed PMID:26779880 .
  5. Yucel, Y, Gupta, N. Lymphatic drainage from the eye: A new target for therapy. Prog. Brain Res. 2015;220 :185-98. doi: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2015.07.028. PubMed PMID:26497791 .
  6. Yucel, YH, Gupta, N. A framework to explore the visual brain in glaucoma with lessons from models and man. Exp. Eye Res. 2015;141 :171-8. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2015.07.004. PubMed PMID:26169795 .
  7. Gupta, N, Kocur, I. Chronic eye disease and the WHO Universal Eye Health Global Action Plan 2014-2019. Can. J. Ophthalmol. 2014;49 (5):403-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2014.08.014. PubMed PMID:25284093 .
  8. Mathieu, E, Gupta, N, Macdonald, RL, Ai, J, Yücel, YH. In vivo imaging of lymphatic drainage of cerebrospinal fluid in mouse. Fluids Barriers CNS. 2013;10 (1):35. doi: 10.1186/2045-8118-10-35. PubMed PMID:24360130 PubMed Central PMC3879644.
  9. Tam, AL, Gupta, N, Zhang, Z, Yücel, YH. Latanoprost Stimulates Ocular Lymphatic Drainage: An In Vivo Nanotracer Study. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2013;2 (5):3. doi: 10.1167/tvst.2.5.3. PubMed PMID:24049723 PubMed Central PMC3763898.
  10. Kanjee, R, Yücel, YH, Steinbach, MJ, González, EG, Gupta, N. Delayed saccadic eye movements in glaucoma. Eye Brain. 2012;4 :63-68. doi: 10.2147/EB.S38467. PubMed PMID:28539782 PubMed Central PMC5436190.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Director, Glaucoma Unit, Dept. of Ophthalmology, St. Michael’s Hospital / University of Toronto
  • Dorothy Pitts Chair, Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Co-Founder and CEO, Human Eye Biobank for Research, St.Michael’s
  • Professor, Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto
  • Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Member, Graduate Studies, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto
  • Chief of Glaucoma, University of Toronto
  • Immediate Past-President, Canadian Glaucoma Society
  • Chair, Advisory Board to the International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Board of Directors, International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Diabetic Eye Care Task Force, International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Chair, Glaucoma Task Force, International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Glaucoma Foundation, New York, USA
  • Editorial Board, Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science
  • Editor, Translational Vision Science & Technology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Editorial Board, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Editorial Board, Eye and Brain
  • Editorial Board, International Glaucoma Review