Amanda Dean Henderson, M.D.

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  • Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy; Visual loss due to optic nerve conditions more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8679
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Wood Research Bldg Rm 457
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Columbia

Appointment Phone: 410-910-2330
10710 Charter Drive
Medical Pavilion at Howard County, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21044 map
Phone: 410-910-2330


Dr. Henderson specializes in neuro-ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and is the chief of its neuro-ophthalmology division. She attended medical school at Emory University, completed an ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Georgia, and completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. 

Her research interests include optic neuropathies, specifically non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. She also has a particular interest in resident and medical student education and serves as the education champion for the division of neuro-ophthalmology at Wilmer. more


  • Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Emory University School of Medicine (2011)


  • Ophthalmology; Georgia Regents University-Univ of Augusta (2015)


  • Neuro-Ophthalmology; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2017)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Neuro Fellows Spread Wilmer’s Influence Worldwide, Wilmer Insider (Oct. 2021)

Scientists begin to unravel the mysteries of the coronavirus and brains, Washington Post (June 2021)

Maintaining Momentum in NAION Research, Wilmer Magazine (Dec. 2020)

Optic neuritis—when is it just ON and when does it mean more? (VIDEO), SRNA (Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association) (Dec. 2019)

I Looked Down, Saw Two Left Hands and Four Feet, Closed One Eye and Keeled Over, Washington Post (Oct. 2017)

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