De Benito-Llopis, Laura - consultant ophthalmic (eye) surgeon


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Secretary: Ms Daxa Patel
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Area of expertise: cataract, cornea and ocular surface, primary care and eye casualty.

  • Biography

    Laura de Benito-Llopis is an experienced cornea, cataract and laser eye surgeon. She was fellowship trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, and was awarded a PhD for her thesis on corneal wound healing after laser eye surgery.

    Laura has worked as a consultant at St Thomas’ since 2012. She has published over 30 papers 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. Laura is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmology as well as the European and American societies of cataract, cornea and refractive surgeons.

  • Education and training

    • Graduate with Honours (Summa cum Laude) in medicine and surgery, University of Valencia Medical School, Valencia, Spain
    • PhD, title: 'corneal refractive surgery with the excimer laser: advanced surface ablation procedures'
    • Flelowship Cornea, Ocular Surface and Anterior Segment Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
    • Observership at the Cornea department, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, US.
  • Specialist interests

    • microincision cataract surgery
    • intraocular lens exchange
    • cataract surgery in uveitis, small pupil or post-traumatic cases
    • refractive approach to cataract surgery: toric lenses, monovision, young patients undergoing cataract surgery after vitreo-retinal surgery
    • microbial keratitis
    • management of ocular perforations
    • rheumatoid keratitis
    • dry eye and Sjogren’s syndrome
    • skin-related ocular surface problems: ocular rosacea, allergic eye disease, mucous membrane pemphigoid, Stevens-Johnson disease
    • corneal grafting.

  • Research interests

    • corneal wound healing and refractive surgery.