Mr Henderson is a Ophthalmic retinal specialist and consultant based at both Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is part of the vitreo-retinal team and performs both adult and children's retinal and cataract surgery.
His research covers the genetics of inherited retinal diseases and he was part of the team that performed the first ocular gene therapy trial in the world. He now runs the LUXTURNA gene therapy programme at both hospitals. His current research is into the retinovascular diseases of childhood.
He trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He subsequently was appointed a clinical fellow at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, where he gained subspecialty training in paediatric ophthalmology. He subsequently moved to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia where he trained in Adult Vitreo-Retinal Surgery before moving back to Moorfields for a final year of adult and paediatric vitreo-retinal surgery.
He has paediatric retinal clinics and operating lists at Great Ormond Street and Adult surgical retinal clinics at Moorfields.Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
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General Medical Council
BSc - UniversityCollege London - 1996
MBBS - University College London - 1999
MD research - University of London - 2006
FRCOphth - 2010
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of British and Eire Vitreoretinal Surgeons
Member of American Academy of Paediatric Ophthalmologists
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Very good at explaining pros and cons of choices available. Seems to have done a great job. Hard to tell overall outcome so far but seems to be ok.
Great smile, calm and a good listener
Extremely helpful. We are very grateful.
Always good to get reassurance and to know what is happening with eye. Luckily no procedure/ treatment needed at present.
When I eventually got to see him, he was very pleasant
Could not fault Mr Henderson in any way. Easy to talk to, puts you at ease about the procedure he is going to preform. Doesn’t rush through the consultation. I have already had a retina re-attachment & cataract surgery done by Mr Henderson on my left eye. Now waiting for cataract surgery on right eye. Even during surgery he talks to you to ensure you are ok. I’m sure the other Consultants are very good, but I am so glad I had/having Mr Henderson doing my procedures. Would thoroughly recommend this Consultant.
He was simply the best he made sure that I understood everything and made me feel sure and comfortable with him its bit easy to convince a 16 years old boy to perform surgery without anesthesia yet he did! I was stressful and uncertain about it but he managed to change that!!!
As soon as I met this person I felt very confident that he had my best interest at heart. He let me ask questions and explained everything in an approproate way. He gave me time, which is invaluable. As a retired NHS worker I could see that I was getting top notch attention, so thank you Mr Henderson
Mr Henderson is an excellent surgeon and very friendly and amazing with children.
Bit quick but friendly
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Mr Henderson is a very skilful and friendly paediatric Ophthalmic Surgeon with internationally recognised expertise in Vitreoretinal Surgery. He cares about his patients and is a leading figure innovating new treatments.
Professor M. Dominik Fischer
Mr Henderson is an expert vitreoretinal surgeon, who looks after adults and children.
Mr Harry Petrushkin
I have known Rob Henderson for over a decade. I would recommend him as a highly competent retinal surgeon, a rising star as an expert in his field and has always been a trustworthy colleague. He has excellent communication skills and is a dedicated professional and family man.
Miss Sharmina Khan
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Mr Robert Henderson's overall patient rating is 4.73 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 17 reviews
What languages does Mr Robert Henderson speak?
Mr Robert Henderson speaks English
Where is Mr Robert Henderson located?
Mr Robert Henderson primarily practices at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, located at 9-11 Bath Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 9LF
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