Mr Henderson is a Ophthalmic retina 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.
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
I was at all times happy with my experience. I found Mr Henderson to be personable and approachable. I had total confidence in his expertise as a surgeon and appreciated his explanations and clarification of my eye condition . He was also very obliging when unfortunately I was unavoidably quite late for an appointment, I am very pleased with the end result of my surgery
When I first met Mr Henderson I was in shock. I had been referred by my optician after attending for a routine sight test and needed macular eye surgery. From the moment I met Mr Henderson he gave me great confidence. He explained the procedures and the risks clearly. I knew what he was going to do and what was expected of me. He was always professional but with a ‘human touch’. He listened to my fears and worries, explained things and reassured me. I have no hesitation in awarding him five stars!
Mr Henderson has been excellent with my son who had been diagnosed with Cataracts, From the moment we met Mr Henderson he gave us great support and made my nervous son feel at ease and comfortable throughout check ups and operations that was carried out . On both operations on my son I have felt very confident that he was in very safe hands to which he was and we could not of ask for a better doctor. I have emailed Mr Henderson with concerns and his prompt reply put my mind at ease. I am very happy with the outcome of both surgery's and very happy that he received the best possible care. I would highly recommend Mr Henderson.
Mr Henderson is excellent, professional and incredibly knowledgeable in his field. He explained the procedure and the process extremely well, I am extremely pleased with my vision and the outcome of the surgery.
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.