Ms Laura de Benito MD, PhD, FRCOphth, Cert LRS
Consultant Eye Surgeon
Moorfields Eye Hospital London
Ms Laura de Benito is a consultant eye surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, where she is a specialist in corneal transplant, cataract, lens and laser eye surgery. She is considered kind and approachable by her patients and many new patients are recommended by existing patients.
Ms de Benito graduated with honours at the top of her year at medical school. She did her Ophthalmology residency in Madrid, Spain. She was fellowship trained in cornea, lens and laser eye surgery in Madrid and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She was awarded a PhD with honours for her thesis on corneal wound healing after laser eye surgery and is considered an expert in the field of surface laser eye surgery (LASEK and TransPRK). She is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth). She is accredited by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to perform laser eye surgery and holds the Certificate in Laser & Refractive Surgery (Cert LRS) from the College.
Ms de Benito has been a consultant at international centres of excellence since 2005 - as head of corneal refractive surgery at Vissum Madrid Spain, at the Singapore National Eye Centre, at St Thomas’ Hospital London and at Moorfields Eye Hospital where she is clinical lead for cornea transplant outcomes. She has published over 30 scientific research papers. She is an invited speaker at a number of international conferences and teaches on national and international surgical courses. Ms de Benito is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmology as well as the European and American societies of cataract, cornea and refractive surgeons. She specialises in laser eye surgery, cataract surgery and permanent lens replacement surgery as well as in the treatment of keratoconus and Fuchs’ corneal endothelial dystrophy. She performs all forms of corneal transplant surgery including DMEK for Fuchs’ dystrophy. She was awarded a Clinical Excellence Award in 2018 in recognition for her work in developing a system to track the outcomes of corneal transplant surgery.
Mr de Benito-Llopis can be consulted at Moorfields Eye Hospital Private Patients, London