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Dr Gupta Preeti

Dr Gupta Preeti

​PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme

Profile

​Dr Preeti Gupta is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Population Health Research (PHR) Unit at the Singapore Eye Research Institute and holds an instructor appointment with the SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme. Her research interests include the epidemiology of age-related sensory deterioration, particularly public health impact of age-related eye diseases, visual impairment and associated changes in the ageing visual function system. Her current research focuses on understanding how impairment in the components of the visual function system impacts functional health in elderly, for which she was recently awarded the Academic Medicine, SingHealth Transition Award as Principal Investigator.

Dr Gupta is a co-investigator of a large epidemiological and population-based study “The PopulatION HEalth and SEnsory Decline PRofile of Elderly Singaporeans (PIONEER)”, investigating the clinical, biological, anthropomorphic, and psychosocial phenotypes in a contemporary population of elderly Singaporeans aged 60-100 years to better understand the burden and complex mechanisms underlying ageing in Singapore and Asia.

At a relatively early career of research, Dr Gupta has already published ~65 papers in top international journals. Her international standing is further supported by numerous presentations at leading international and regional ophthalmic research meetings. She was recently awarded the Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology (ARVO) International travel grant. In her current role, she supervises a large clinical team comprising research associates, optometrists, questionnaire administrators, recruitment officers, and also mentor medical and PhD students in population health research.

Education

  • ​PhD (Singapore) (2017)
  • M. Optom (Australia) (2009)
  • BS Optometry (India) (2005)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Member, Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (2015 - present)
  • Member, Optometrist and Optician Board (India) (2005 - present)

Awards

  • ​Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) International Travel Grant (2018)
  • Best Poster Award under Clinical Research (Senior) Category, SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress, (2018)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student/Fellow (Clinical) Award, Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) (2015)
  • HREF Learning Award, Singapore National Eye Centre(2015)
  • Graduate Scholarship Award, Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), (2012 - 2014)
  • Best Paper Presentation Award (2nd Prize), National University Health System (NUHS) Ophthalmology Research Day (2012)
  • Queensland International Scholarship & Faculty of Health Postgraduate Scholarship for Masters in Optometry (2007)
  • Best Outgoing Student Award in BS Optometry, Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry & L V Prasad Eye Institute, India (2005)
  • Best Student Award in BS Optometry , Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry & L V Prasad Eye Institute, India (2003 - 2004)

Research Interests

  • ​The epidemiology of eye diseases
  • Clinical and patient-centred outcomes research in Ophthalmology and aged care
  • Translational, and public health impact of age-related eye diseases, visual impairment and associated changes in the ageing visual function system

Publications

  1. Gupta P, Man REK, Fenwick EK, Aravindhan A, Gan ATL, Thakur S, ..., Lamoureux EL. Rationale, Methodology, and Preliminary Data of a Population-Based Study in Elderly Singaporeans: The PopulatION HEalth ProfilE in EldeRly Singaporeans Study [PIONEER]. Ageing and Disease 2020.

  2. Gupta P, Lamoureux EL, Sabanayagam C, Tham YC,. . . Cheung N. Six-Year Incidence and Systemic Associations of Retinopathy in a Multi-Ethnic Asian Population without Diabetes. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2020.

  3. Gupta P, Fenwick EK, Sabanayagam C, Gan ATL, Tham YC, Thakur S, ..., Lamoureux EL. Association of Alcohol Intake with Incidence and Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2020.

  4. Gupta P, Majithia S, Fenwick EK, Gan ATL, Tham YC, Poh S, Thakur S, …, Lamoureux EL. Rates and Determinants of Eyecare Utilization and Eyeglass Affordability among Individuals with Visual Impairment in a Multi-ethnic Population-based Study in Singapore. Translational Vision Science &Technology 2020.

  5. Gupta P, Gan ATL, Man REK, Fenwick, EK, Sabanayagam C, Mitchell P, ... Lamoureux EL. Association between Diabetic Retinopathy and Incident Cognitive Impairment. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 Nov;103(11):1605-1609.

  6. Gupta P, Lanca C, Gan ATL, Soh P, Thakur S, Tao Y, ..., Lamoureux EL. The Association between Body Composition using Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry and Type-2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational studies. Scientific Reports 2019; 9(1):12634.

  7. Gupta P, Man REK, Lamoureux EL. Retinopathy signs in non-diabetic individuals: To care or not to care. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2019 Dec;47(9):1117-1118. doi:10.1111/ceo.13693

  8. Gupta P, Gan ATL, Man REK, Fenwick EK, Tham, YC, Sabanayagam C, ..., Lamoureux EL. Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in First and Second-Generation Indians: The Singapore Indian Eye Study. Scientific Report 2018. Oct 4;8(1):14805.

  9. Gupta P, Fenwick EK, Sabanayagam C, Gan ATL, Tham YC, Thakur S, ... , Lamoureux EL. Impact of Incidence and Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy on Vision-specific Functioning. Ophthalmology 2018. Sep;125(9):1401-1409.

  10. Gupta P, Aravindhan A, Gan ATL, Man REK, Fenwick EK, Mitchell P, ..., Lamoureux EL. Association Between the Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy and Falls in an Asian Population With Diabetes: The Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases Study. JAMA Ophthalmology 2017. Dec 1;135(12):1410-1416.

  11. Gupta P, Ting DSW, Thakku SG, Wong TY, Cheng CY, Wong E, ..., Cheung CMG. Detailed characterization of choroidal morphological and vascular features in age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Retina 2017 Dec;37(12):2269-2280.

  12. Gupta P, Thakku SG, Sabanayagam C, Tan G, Agrawal R, Cheung CMG, ..., Cheng CY. Characterization of choroidal morphological and vascular features in diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2017. Aug;101(8):1038-1044.

  13. Gupta P, Cheung CY, Saw SM, Koh V, Tan M, Yang A, ..., Cheng CY. Choroidal thickness does not predict visual acuity in young, high myopes. Acta Ophthalmologica 2016. Dec;94(8):e709-e715.

  14. Gupta P, Thakku SG, Saw SM, Tan M, Lim E, Tan M, ..., Cheng CY. Characterization of choroidal morphological and vascular features in young men with high myopia using spectral domain optical coherence tomography. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2017. May; 177:27-33.

  15. Gupta P, Cheng CY, Cheung CM, Htoon HM, Zheng Y, Lamoureux EL, ... Cheung CY. Relationship of ocular and systemic factors to the visibility of Choroid-scleral interface using Spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Acta Ophthalmologica 2016 Mar;94(2):e142-9.

  16. Gupta P, Cheung CY, Baskaran M, Tian J, Marziliano P, Lamoureux EL, ..., Cheng CY. Relationship between Peripapillary Choroid and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in a Population-based Sample of Non-Glaucomatous Eyes. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2016 Jan;161:4-11.e1-2.

  17. Gupta P, Jing T, Marziliano P, Cheung CY, Baskaran M, Lamoureux EL, ..., Cheng CY. Distribution and determinants of choroidal thickness and volume using automated segmentation software in a population-based study. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2015. Feb;159(2):293-301.

  18. Gupta P, Cheung CY, Saw SM, Bhargava M, Tan CS, Tan M, ..., Cheng CY. Peripapillary Choroidal Thickness in Young Asians with High Myopia. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 2015. Feb 5;56(3):1475-1481.

  19. Gupta P, Jing T, Marziliano P, Baskaran M, Cheung CMG, Lamoureux EL, ..., Cheng CY. Peripapillary choroidal thickness assessed using automated choroidal segmentation software in an Asian population. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2015. Jul;99(7):920-926.

  20. Gupta P, Saw SM, Cheung CY, Girard MJ, Mari JM, Bhargava M, ..., Cheng CY. Choroidal thickness and high myopia: a case-control study of young Chinese men in Singapore. Acta Ophthalmologica 2015. Nov;93(7):e585-592.

Research Trials

  • ​Principal investigator of an aging study to investigate: The Role of the Ageing Visual Function System on Functional Health in Elderly Singaporeans
  • Co-investigator of An Innovative and Patient-Centric Research Program Targeting the Ageing Singaporeans: The PopulatION HEalth and Eye Disease PRofile in Elderly Singaporeans (PIONEER) Study
  • Co-investigator assessing: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice about COVID-19 and the Circuit Breaker Response; and the Associated Personal, Psychological, and Economic Impact in an Elderly Singaporean Population of Varying Socioeconomic Status - A PIONEER Sub-study
  • Co-investigator of an aging research: To establish a reliable and clinically feasible single diagnostic criterion of age-related muscle mass loss using Deuterated Creatine (D3Cr) in a Contemporary Cohort of Elderly Singaporeans
  • Co-investigator in the Validation of a new diagnostic tool to evaluate cognitive impairment and dementia in elderly Singaporeans with sensory loss
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