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Ms de Benito is a consultant eye surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital. She specialises in cornea and lens surgery, and laser vision correction. She was awarded a PhD for her thesis on clinical results and corneal wound healing after laser eye surgery, with a special interest in surface treatments.

Specialties and sub-specialties

Cornea and external disease
Cataract and refractive lens exchange
Laser vision correction

Professional profile

Laser eye surgeon 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.

Ms de Benito graduated with honours at the top of her year at medical school (Valencia, Spain). 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) and the use of mitomycin C in these surgeries.

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.

She has published over 30 papers and five book chapters, and is an invited speaker at a number of international meetings. She is involved in teaching on a number of national and international surgical courses.

Current posts

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
    Moorfields Eye Hospital

Awards and accolades

Awarded a PhD for a thesis on clinical results and corneal wound healing after laser eye surgery, with a special interest in surface ablation and mitomycin C.

Ms de Benito was awarded a clinical excellence award in recognition of her work in establishing a system for monitoring the long term outcome of corneal transplants at Moorfields Eye Hospital. The new computerised database system has been recognised nationally as a progressive step forward in establishing long term outcome data for corneal transplants.

Medical training

Year qualified 2000
  • University of Valencia Medical School 1994 - 2000

Languages spoken



Intraoperative anterior segment optical coherence tomography: a novel assessment tool during DALK
Authors: De Benito-Llopis L, Mehta JS, Angunawela RI, Ang M, Tan DT
Year: 2014
Published by: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Keratocyte density 3 months, 15 months, and 3 years after corneal surface ablation with mitomycin C
Authors: de Benito-Llopis L, Cañadas P, Drake P, Hernández-Verdejo JL, Teus MA
Year: 2012
Published by: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Comparison between femtosecond laser-assisted sub-Bowman keratomileusis vs laser subepithelial keratectomy to correct myopia
Authors: de Benito-Llopis L, Teus MA, Gil-Cazorla R, Drake P.
Year: 2009
Published by: American Journal of Ophthalmology

Personal interests

Ms de Benito is married and has two kids. She enjoys reading, swimming and swing dancing (not that the kids let her have any time for that!).

Medical Admissions

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Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

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We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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