Dr. Christopher R. Henry grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota. He completed an ophthalmology residency, vitreoretinal surgery fellowship, and uveitis fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, the top-rated ophthalmology program in the United States. Following this, he joined Retina Consultants of Texas as a board-certified Medical and Surgical Retina Specialist.
Dr. Henry is known as a compassionate, skilled, and thoughtful physician who cares deeply about his patients. His clinical and research interests include: diabetic retinopathy, ocular immunology, ocular infections, macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal detachment, retinal vascular disorders, trauma, and uveitis.
Meet Christopher R. Henry, M.D.
“I have been extremely pleased with the medical care I received from Dr. Henry and his staff. They are professional and very caring. In addition, I am grateful for the after hours emergency care the practice offers. They saved my vision in my left eye and for this I am truly grateful.”C.S.
Education and Training
Dr. Henry graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wheaton College with a degree in Chemistry. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was awarded the Armand J. Quick Award for excellence in biochemistry and research.
Dr. Henry went on to complete an ophthalmology residency, vitreoretinal surgery fellowship, and uveitis fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, the top-rated ophthalmology program in the United States.
During his time at Bascom Palmer, Dr. Henry received a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award and also served as a clinical instructor, chief resident, and co-director of ocular trauma.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology with Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine.
Awards and Achievements
Dr. Henry serves as an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. He has published 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific abstracts, and book chapters and serves as a reviewer for several ophthalmology journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and JAMA Ophthalmology. At Retina Consultants of Texas, Dr. Henry acts as primary investigator and sub-investigator for several national clinical research trials.
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Retina Specialists
- American Uveitis Society
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- Harris County Medical Society
- Houston Ophthalmological Society
- International Ocular Inflammation Society
- Retina Society
- Society of Heed Fellows
- Texas Medical Association
- Vit-Buckle Society
When Dr. Henry is not working with patients at Retina Consultants of Texas, he can be found spending quality time with his family. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys sports, live music, and travel.