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Cynthia Xin-Ya Qian

Professeure adjointe de clinique

Faculté de médecine - Département d'ophtalmologie


Lauréat Forces AVENIR 2012 - Cynthia Xin-Ya Qian - Personnalité par excellence



Cynthia Qian est professeure adjointe de clinique au Département d'ophtalmologie de l'Université de Montréal et chirurgienne au CHU Sainte-Justine. Elle est également vice-présidente de la Société canadienne de la rétine et présidente de la section des jeunes professionnels.

En 2018, la Dre Qian a été nommée professionnelle de l'année par la Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal. Elle a aussi été nommée personnalité de La Presse en 2017.

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Publications et communications


  1. Chaudhary V, Rosenberg D, Barbosa J, Qian CX, Berger A, Kherani A, Safad A, Whelan J, Noble J. National survey of Canadian Retina Society members on guidelines for ophthalmic care during the COVID-19 crisis: Canadian Retina Research Network (CR2N) COVID-19 Steering Committee analysis." Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2020 Jul 8(20):30630-7.  epub ahead of print
  2. Antaki F, Bachour K, Kim TN, Qian CX. The Role of Telemedicine to Alleviate an Increasingly Burdened Healthcare System: Retinopathy of Prematurity. Ophthalmology and Therapy. 2020 Jun 19:1-6.
  3. Moinuddin O, Sathrasala S, Jayasundera KT, Branham KH, Chang EY, Qian CX, Recchia FM, Fahim AT, Besirli CG. Coats-like Exudative Vitreoretinopathy in Retinitis Pigmentosa–Ocular Manifestations and Treatment Outcomes." Ophthalmology Retina (2020)
  4. Qian CX, Hassanaly S, Duperré J, Slim É, Harissi-Dagher M. The effect of pharmacological pupillary dilation on intraocular pressure measurement. Can J Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr;55(2):152-158.
  5. Patel TP, Aaberg MT, Paulus YM, Lieu P, Dedania VS, Qian CX, Besirli C, Demirci H, Margolis TP, Fletcher DA, Kim TN. Smartphone-based fundus photography for screening of plus-disease retinopathy of prematurity. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2019 Nov;257(11):2579-2585.
  6. Patel T, Lieu P, Dedania VS, Qian CX, Besirli CG, Margolis TP, Fletcher DA, Paulus YM, Kim TN. Smartphone based Fundus Photography for Screening of Plus-disease Retinopathy of Prematurity. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2019 30;8(3): 29.
  7. Abalem MF, Qian CX, Branham K, Schlegel D, Fahim AT, Khan NW, Heckenlively JR, Jayasundera KT. Double hyperautofluorescent ring on fundus autofluorescence in ABCA4. Ophthalmic Genet. 2018 Jan-Feb;39(1):87-91
  8. Abalem MF, Otte B, Andrews C, Joltikov KA, Branham K, Fahim AT, Schlegel D, Qian CX, Heckenlively JR, Jayasundera T. Peripheral Visual Fields in ABCA4 Stargardt Disease and Correlation With Disease Extent on Ultra-widefield Fundus Autofluorescence. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec;184:181-188. 
  9. Zhao PY, Abalem MF, Nadelman D, Qian CX, Branham K, Schlegel D, Khan N, Heckenlively JR, Jayasundera T. Peripheral pigmented retinal lesions in Stargardt disease. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec 26. 
  10. Abalem MF, Carricondo PC, Santos HNVD, Garcia R, Qian CX, Helal J Jr, de Souza EC, Takahashi WY. Confluent Endpoint Subthreshold Argon Laser for Serous Macular Detachment in Tilted Disc Syndrome Refractory to Anti-VEGF. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017 Sep 1;48(9):760-763.
  11. Qian, CX, Charran D, Strong CR, Steffens TJ, Jayasundera T, Heckenlively JR. Optical coherence tomography examination of the retinal pigment epithelium in Best vitelliform macular dystrophy. Ophthalmology. 2017 Apr;124(4):456-463.
  12. Qian, CX, Branham K, Khan N, Lundy SK, Heckenlively JR, Jayasundera T. Cystoid macular changes on optical coherence tomography in a patient with maternally inherited diabetes and deafness (MIDD)-associated macular dystrophy. Ophthalmic Genet. 2017 Jan 31:1-6. 
  13. Qian, CX, Wang A, Jayasundera T, Branham K, Abalem MF, Khan N, Heckenlively JR. Prevalence of anti-retinal antibodies in Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy (AZOOR): a comprehensive review of 25 cases. AJO. 2017 Apr;176:210-218.
  14. Abalem MF, Machado MC, Santos HN, Garcia R, Helal J Jr, Carricondo PC, Pimentel SL, Monteiro ML, Qian CX, Bronstein MD, Fragoso MC. Choroidal and Retinal Abnormalities by Optical Coherence Tomography in Endogenous Cushing's Syndrome. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2016 Dec 9;7:154. 
  15. Yonekawa Y, Qian CX, Patel AV, Kim LA, Eliott D. Occult Perforating Globe Injury Caused by Intraocular Foreign Body. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 Dec 1;47(12):1162-1163. 
  16. Ma G, Duan Y, Huang X, Qian CX, Chee YE, Mukai, S, Cui J, Samad A, Aiko Matsubara J, Kazlauskas A, D’Amore PA, Yan G, Lei H. Prevention of proliferative vitreoretinopathy by suppression of phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate 4-kinases. IOVS 2016 Jul 1;57(8):3935-43.
  17. Lei H, Qian C, Lei J, Haddock LJ, Mukai S, Kazlauskas A. RasGAP antagonizes signaling, cellular responses and pathology driven by indirectly activated PDGFR. Mol Cell Biol. 2015 May;35(10):1673-85.
  18. Papakostas TD, Yonekawa Y, Chee YE, Qian CX, Kim IK. Ultrasonographic biomicroscopy in lens-induced glaucoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015; 133(1):122.
  19. Qian CX, Hassanaly S, Harissi-Dagher M. Long-term follow-up of implanted Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis and angle structural changes using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography. Ophthalmol. 2015; 122(2);317-25.
  20. Qian, CX, Young, L. The impact of cataract surgery on AMD development and progression. Semin Ophthalmol. 2014; 29 (5-6):301-11.
  21. Rezende FA, Lapalme E, Qian CX, Smith LE, SanGiovanni JP, Sapieha P. Omega-3 Supplementation combined with anti-VEGF Lowers Vitreal Levels of VEGF in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014; 158(5):1071-78.
  22. Rezende FA, Qian CX, Sapieha P. Evaluation of the vitreous microbial contamination rate in office-based three-port vitrectomy. BMC Ophthalmol. 2014. 14:58
  23. Rezende FA, Qian CX, Robert M-C. Fibrovascular ingrowth post- transconjunctival 25-gauge vitrectomy for diabetic vitreous hemorrhage. Ophthalmology Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013;44:(4):405-8.
  24. Qian CX, Foster WJ, Rezende FA. Tractional maculopathies in age-related macular degeneration. US Ophthalmic Review. 2012;5(2): 119-125.
  25. Qian CX, Hassanaly S, Duperré J, Harissi-Dagher M. The effect of pharmacological pupillary dilation on intraocular pressure measurement using Goldmann applanation tonometry. Can J Ophthalmol. 2012;47(5):448-452.
  26. Qian CX, Harissi-Dagher M. Delayed suprachoroidal hemorrhage following Boston keratoprosthesis type 1 (KPro) in two aniridic patients. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011;95(3):436-437.
  27. Qian CX, Ares C, Codère F, Tampieri D. An Aneurysm of the persistent trigeminal artery as a carotid-cavernous sinus fistula. Orbit. 2009; 28(5):275-280.
  28. Qian CX, Bahar I, and Rootman DS. 2007. Combined use of subconjunctival bevacizumab injection with superficial keratectomy for corneal neovascularization. Cornea. 2008 Oct;27(9):1090-1092.
  29. Kodiha M, Tran D, Morogan A, Qian C, Stochaj U. Dissecting the signaling events that impact classical nuclear import and target nuclear transport factors. PLoS One. 2009 Dec 24;4(12):e8420
  30. Kodiha M, Tran D, Qian C, Morogan A, Presley J, and Stochaj U. 2007. Oxidative stress mislocalizes and retains nuclear transport factor importin- and nucleoporins Nup153 and Nup88 in nuclei where they generate high molecular mass complexes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2008a;1783:405–418.


  • Ophtalmologie

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  • Tumeurs rétiniennes et oculaires
  • Dégénérescence cellulaire