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
- Retinal surgery
- Vitreo-Retinal Surgery
- Macular hole
- Retinal detachment
- Epiretinal membrane
- Paediatric vitreo-retinal surgery
- Paediatric Cataract
- Paediatric Ophthalmology
- Paediatric inherited retinal disease & gene therapy
- Adult cataract
- Adult retinal surgery
- Cataract Surgery
- Complex Cataract Surgery
- Epiretinal Membrane
- Intravitreal Injection
- Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- Retinal Laser Surgery
- Children’s Vision Development
- Floaters (Eye)
- Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
- Macular Haemorrhage
- Macular Hole
- Retinal Detachment
- Vitreous Haemorrhage
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 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.