Hugo Henderson


Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon


A Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Hugo Henderson has a private practice at in London at The London Clinic. He is also a consultant at the NHS The Royal Free London Hospital managing complex facial surgery and is a member of the multi-disciplinary Sub-cranial Facial surgery team and runs the multi-disciplinary Thyroid Eye Disease clinic.

Hugo’s friendly demeanour, expert aftercare and great patient relationships ensure that all his patients receive a premium level of care. Whether this is the elderly and vulnerable within the NHS or VIPs requiring discretion at his private practice.

Hugo is also one of the top recommended surgeons as featured in Tatler’s Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2024 which you can read here. He is also featured in the Tatler Address book and listed in Spear’s 500 Private Doctors and Surgeons 2023.


Hugo’s specialties include ophthalmic and reconstructive plastic surgery, and aesthetic procedures such as cosmetic eyelid surgery and brow lifts. He is a member of the multi-disciplinary Subcranial Facial Surgery Team, which manages complex facial surgery, at The Royal Free Hospital.


Undergraduate training took place at Oxford University and Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital before Hugo went on to complete specialist training in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Two sub-specialist fellowships then followed, one in Oculoplastic Surgery at Moorfields and the second at the multi-disciplinary Craniofacial Unit in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

His comprehensive multi-disciplinary training in this field enabled Hugo to become one of the few pioneering practitioners to marry plastic surgery tissue management techniques with specialist eye management procedures. He now runs the Oculoplastic Service and Direct Referral Cataract Service at The Royal Free hospital.


Mr Henderson teaches, mentors and develops trainees and teaches a full-time Clinical Fellow in Oculoplastic and Cataract Surgery. In addition, he teaches students, junior eye surgeons and allied specialists whilst also lecturing on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical MA course at University College London. Advice for his students is always available!

He has published research in journals and books and is a recognised speaker at the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society.

Professional Associations

Currently, Hugo has active membership of the British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society; The Royal Society of Medicine and The Royal College Of Ophthalmologists. Well-known and respected amongst his peers, he was honoured to host the prestigious annual meeting of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society 2017 in London.

He is currently Honorary Treasurer of The Ophthalmology section of The Royal Society of Medicine 2019-present.


Previous positions include:

  • Meeting Secretary of The British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) 2016-17
  • Honorary Secretary of the Ophthalmology Section of The Royal Society of Medicine (2013)
  • Clinical Director of Ophthalmology at The Royal Free Hospital (2009-2013)
  • College Tutor in the department from (2006-2009)
  • Member of the Executive Board of The London KSS School of Ophthalmology 2008, the largest training organisation for ophthalmology in the UK.


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