Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Bhagalpur​

Corneal transplant, also called keratoplasty, is a type of eye surgery that involves replacing the damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy one. The cornea is the clear, outermost layer of the eye and plays an important role in focusing vision. A cornea transplant can restore vision that has been lost due to disease, injury, or other conditions.

Bhagalpur is a city in the Indian state of Bihar. It is located on the banks of the Ganges River in the eastern part of the state. Bhagalpur is known for its silk industry and as a center for education. The city also has a large number of hospitals and medical facilities.

Cornea transplant surgery is performed at several hospitals in Bhagalpur. The procedure usually takes place under general anesthesia and takes about two hours to complete. After surgery, patients will need to stay in the hospital for several days for observation and to allow the healing process to begin.

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Causes Of Corneal Diseases

Infection from wearing contact lenses
Infection from wearing contact lenses
Trauma or injury
Trauma or injury to the Eye
Inflammation or distortion of the cornea
Corneal scarring
Dry eye conditions

Types of Corneal Transplant Surgeries

There are many types of corneal transplant surgeries, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK), Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK/ DSAEK), Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK) are the most common types of corneal transplants. 

PK is a surgery that replaces the damaged or diseased central portion of the cornea with an artificial device. It is typically used in patients who have lost their sight due to advanced age or a refractive error such as myopia. DSEK and DSAEK are similar to PK, but they also remove the outer layer of the cornea called the epithelium. This allows for better healing and less chance of rejection. DMEK is a rare type of surgery that replaces only part of the damaged or diseased cornea. It is most often used in patients who have lost their central vision due to a complication from another type of surgery such as SALK or DALK. 

SALK is a more complicated procedure than DMEK and it requires that the patient remain overnight in the hospital after surgery. DMEK is also more expensive than SALK. Finally, DALK is a simpler procedure than either DSEK or DMEK, but it is not as effective in restoring vision. It is most often used in patients who have a very thin cornea or who are at risk for rejection of a DSEK or DMEK transplant.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Bhagalpur

The cost of corneal treatment surgery in Bhagalpur varies between ₹40,000/eye to 80,000/eye depending on the procedure. MantraCare is one of the best cornea hospitals in Bhagalpur, and it offers corneal treatment at the most competitive prices. MantraCare also offers insurance and financing EMI options for corneal treatment in Bhagalpur to make the procedure more affordable for patients.

Cornea Treatment OptionsDescriptionCost (₹)
Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) in BhagalpurFull thickness corneal transplant (entire cornea is replaced)55,000
Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK/ DSAEK) in BhagalpurDamaged inner corneal layer is removed through a small incision (Donor tissue is thicker & easier to transplant compared to DMEK)50000
Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) in BhagalpurDamaged inner corneal layer is removed through a small incision50000
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) in BhagalpurPartial thickness corneal transplant (used in case of keratoconus or bulging cornea)45000
Superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK) in BhagalpurPartial thickness corneal transplant wherein the front layer of the cornea is replaced (Stroma and endothelium are unharmed)45000
Artificial Cornea Transplant (Keratoprosthesis) in BhagalpurCorneal transplant with artificial cornea (If not eligible for a donor cornea) 80000

Cornea Hospitals in Bhagalpur

There are several cornea eye hospitals in Bhagalpur, including MantraCare Bhagalpur, Eye Clinic Bhagalpur, Eye Center Bhagalpur, and Eye Mantra Bhagalpur. EyeMantra is one of Bhagalpur’s leading Cornea treatment center, with over 100,000 eyes operated by its doctors. Our hospitals in Bhagalpur are accessible from the following areas :

  • Sahibganj
  • Naugachia
  • Kahalgaon
  • Shah Market
  • Bishanpur
  • Jamuni
  • Bahadurpur
  • Tatarpur
  • Jlcho
  • Jagdishpur
  • Maheshpur
  • Tulasinagar Colony
  • Barahpura
  • Zero Mile
  • Bhagalpur-Hansdiha road
  • Tilkamanjhi
  • Badi Khanjarpur
  • Dumrama
  • Sabour
  • Adampur
  • Barari
  • Khawa Rajpur
  • Bararipur
  • Mirjanhat
  • Urdu Bazar
  • Nathnagar

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Bhagalpur

Dr. Shweta Jain
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK
Dr. Neha Wadhwa
Dr. Saurabh Jain
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK
Dr. Harleen Kaur
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK

Happy Patients from Bhagalpur after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“The day after I met with my doctor at MantraCare Bhagalpur, my eye appeared to be doing so much better, and the swelling had gone down significantly. I’m very thankful for all of the support that MantraCare has given me.”

– Sharon (Bhagalpur)

Frequently Asked Questions

Corneal transplant surgery is a medical procedure in which the diseased or damaged cornea of your eye gets replaced by a healthy and undamaged cornea. The surgical procedure involves removing all or part of your damaged cornea and replacing it with a graft to restore normal vision.MantraCare offers cornea transplant  or keratoplasty surgery by the best cornea surgeons in Bhagalpur.
At MantraCare Bhagalpur, cornea transplant surgery or keratoplasty starts from Rs. 35,000. The cost can vary depending on the procedure such as PK, DSEK, DSAEK, DMEK , DALK, SALK & Artificial transplant
The cornea transplant surgery / keratoplasty at Mantracare Bhagalpur is a safe procedure that takes around an hour to get over but a person has to stay in the operating room for 2 hours for a postoperative examination.
EyeMantra by MantraCare is the best hospital for cornea transplant surgery in Bhagalpur. They have top  cornea doctors with over 2,000+ satisfied cornea transplant clients.
Some corneal transplants do last forever, but some demand to be replaced due to transplant refusal. That can occur even 20 years later.  It all depends on the age and health of the donor tissue, the warranty might simply run out.