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Laura de Benito MD, PhD is a consultant eye surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and a recognised international expert in the field of laser eye surgery and completed her PhD thesis on healing after surface laser eye surgery. She also holds the Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. She has published over 30 research papers on this topic and is an invited speaker at a number of international conferences.

Laser surgery costs £4470 for both eyes

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Laser eye surgery is proven to significantly improve vision and is an effective treatment to correct long and short sight. Ms de Benito offers her patients the best available technology for LASIK and LASEK using the latest Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser with Smart surface and Intralaser IFS. Patient safety is her primary concern and she is trusted by her patients to deliver the best possible care. Ms de Benito will discuss the safest treatment for you based on your age, lifestyle, prescription and examination. 

She offers the following laser treatments in her practice at Moorfields Private Clinic.



Lasik eye surgery has been performed since 1991 and is the most popular type of laser eye surgery because of rapid healing, minimal discomfort and fast visual recovery. During LASIK a very thin protective flap is first created with a femtosecond laser (Intralase) under which the cornea is reshaped to correct vision.

Most patients gain 20:20 (6/6) vision within 24 hours of their surgery. Ms de Benito only performs femtosecond IntraLASIK with wavefront correction for the best possible results. LASIK can treat prescriptions between +5 to -10 and astigmatism up to 5 dioptres.



LASEK and TransPRK no-touch laser eye surgery


During LASEK and PRK the laser is applied directly to the surface of the eye to finely reshape the cornea. LASEK/PRK is better suited for those in the armed forces, police and those who practice combat or extreme sports. These techniques may also be more suitable for those will thin corneas or younger patients. The visual results of LASEK and TransPRK are identical to LASIK. 


Monovision blended vision

Presbyopia is the process that leads to difficulty with reading vision as people enter their forties. The latest Schwind technology is an advanced method for age related loss of reading vision. Presbylaser simulates the eyes own spherical aberrations to give patients an extended range of focus and greater independence from reading glasses.


Options for patients unsuitable for laser eye surgery

Not everyone can have or should have laser eye surgery. If you have a very high prescription, dry eyes, Sjogrens syndrome or keratoconus, you will be unsuitable for laser eye surgery. Alternative and very effective options depending on your age and needs include the Visian ICL implantable contact lens and refractive lens exchange surgery (RLE)

Why choose Ms Laura de Benito for your laser eye surgery

Ms Laura De Benito MD PhD FRCOphth Cert LRS is a consultant corneal transplant surgeon at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital. She completed her PhD thesis on healing after laser eye surgery and was awarded honours for this. She is considered an international expert in this field and has published over 30 research paper on this topic. She has completed thousands of laser eye surgery treatments with excellent published results. She also holds the Royal College of Ophthalmology Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery.

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