Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Roxane Hillier

Associate Clinical Lecturer



BSc (Med. Sci.), MBChB, FRCOphth, MSc (Clin. Ed.)


Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne


Research Interests

Vitreoretinal surgery

Retinal detachment surgery

Diabetic eye disease

Age related macular degeneration

Retinopathy of prematurity


  • Hillier RJ, Ojaimi E, Wong DT, Mak MYK, Berger AR, Kohly RP, Kertes PJ, Forooghian F, Boyd SR, Eng K, Altomare F, Giavedoni LR, Nisenbaum R, Muni RH. Aqueous Humor Cytokine Levels and Anatomic Response to Intravitreal Ranibizumab in Diabetic Macular Edema. JAMA Ophthalmology 2018, 136(4), 382-388.
  • Hillier RJ, Connor AJ, Shafiq AE. Ultra-low-dose intravitreal bevacizumab for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity: a case series. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2017, (ePub ahead of Print).
  • Hillier RJ, Ojaimi E, Wong DT, Mak MY, Berger AR, Kohly RP, Kertes PJ, Forooghian F, Boyd SR, Eng K, Altomare F, Giavedoni LR, Nisenbaum R, Muni RH. Aqueous humor cytokine levels as biomarkers of disease severity in diabetic macular edema. Retina 2016, Epub ahead of print.
  • El-Ghrably I, Steel DHW, Habib M, Vaideanu-Collins D, Manvikar S, Hillier RJ. Diabetic macular edema outcomes in eyes treated with fluocinolone acetonide 0.2 µg/d intravitreal implant: Real-world UK experience. European Journal of Ophthalmology 2017, 27(3), 357-362.
  • Steel DH, Parkes C, Papastavrou VT, Avery PJ, El-Ghrably IA, Habib MS, Sandinha MT, Smith J, Stannard KP, Vaideanu-Collins D, Hillier RJ. Predicting macular hole closure with ocriplasmin based on spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Eye 2016, 30(5), 740–745.
  • Szigiato AA, Hillier RJ, Muni RH. Bilateral rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia-Strudwick type. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports 2015, 9(1), 51-54.
  • Connor AJ, Papastavrou VT, Hillier RJ, Shafiq A. Ultra-low dose of intravitreal bevacizumab in the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus 2015, 52, E20-E21.
  • Hillier RJ, Arjmand P, Rebick G, Ostrowski M, Muni RH. Post-traumatic vancomycin resistant enterococcal endophthalmitis. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect 2013, 3, 42.
  • Boyd SR, Zhao X, Wang H, Pankova N, Baek D, Hillier RJ, Liang T, Altomare F. Reticular fundus autofluorescence (FAF) in the evolution of geographic atrophy (GA) in a rat model of RPE toxicity. In: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2012.
  • Wong DT, Hillier RJ. Serious ocular trauma: prevention is key. Can J Ophthalmol 2012, 47, 329-30.
  • Cazabon S, Hillier RJ, Wong D. Heavy silicone oil: a "novel" intraocular tamponade agent. Optom Vis Sci 2011, 88.
  • Hillier RJ, Stappler T, Williams RL, Turner GS, Wong D. The impact of axial length on retinal tamponade for gas, silicone oil and heavy silicone oil, using an in vitro model. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2011, 249, 671-5.
  • Hillier RJ, Osborn SF, Leatherbarrow B. Epithelial inclusion cyst associated with a porous polyethylene orbital floor implant. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2009, 25, 238-9.
  • Kumar N, Hillier RJ. Goldmann tonometer calibration: a national survey. Eye 2009, 23, 413-5.
  • Hillier RJ, Aboud A, Thind G, Clark DI. Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate: a novel analgesic agent for use in retinal photocoagulation. Retina 2009, 29, 1506-12.
  • Hillier RJ, Ajit R, Kelly SP. Suture-related complications after cataract surgery: A patient safety issue. J Cataract Refract Surg 2009, 35, 2035.
  • Hillier RJ, Kumar N. Tonometer disinfection practice in the United Kingdom: A national survey. Eye 2008, 22, 1029-33.
  • Hillier RJ, Cazabon J, Wong D. The emerging role of heavy silicone oil as a tamponade agent. Eye News 2007, 13, 14-17.
  • Kumar N, Hillier RJ, Marsh I. Diplopia after cataract surgery. Ophthalmology 2006, 113, 1685-6.
  • Darby D, Hillier RJ, Hutchesson A, Kelly SP. Abstract: Hyperornithinaemia and gyrate atrophy - management options and response to treatment. Clinica Chimica Acta 2005, 355(s), 356-7.
  • Hillier RJ, Gupta A. Critically appraised topic: Grid laser improves visual acuity in patients with macular oedema secondary to branch vein occlusion. Eye News 2004, 11, 27.
  • Hillier RJ, Gupta A. Critically appraised topic: Photodynamic therapy of classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation in ARMD. Eye News 2004, 11, 49.
  • Hillier RJ, Kelly SP. Medication errors and confusion over labelling. J R Soc Med 2004, 97, 506.