Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Delhi​

A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace part of your cornea with healthy tissue from a donor. Your cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of your eye. It helps focus light into your eye so you can see clearly. If your cornea is damaged by disease, injury, or wear and tear from contact lenses, it can become cloudy and distort your vision. 

A cornea transplant can improve vision and help make your eye look normal again. Cornea transplants are among the most successful of all organ transplants. 

If you or someone you know is considering cornea transplant surgery, be sure to consult with Dr. Shweta at MantraCare. She will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you make the best decision for your situation.

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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

A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure that replaces all or part of the cornea, which is a thin tissue covering the surface of your eye. The cornea helps your eye to focus light directly on the retina at the back of your eye. Types of corneal transplant surgeries include:

  • Penetrating Keratoplasty: The most common form of corneal transplantation is a penetrating keratoplasty, which involves replacing the diseased cornea with an allograft (cornea from a donor) through a unique instrument.
  • DSEK: Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) is a type of corneal transplant surgery performed with the help of endothelial keratoplasty. The surgeons using this procedure replace the diseased part or diseased cells in the eye with healthy donor tissue. This replacement is done through a thin flap of the cornea, which is made with the help of a surgical laser and then stitched back after DSEK surgery to provide proper healing
  • DMEK: It is a type of corneal transplant surgery where only the posterior, endothelial layer of the eye’s cornea is replaced. The main difference between DMEK and other forms of corneal transplants (DSEK) is that DMEK involves the “Descemet membrane” located just beneath the inner cornea, which is replaced and repairs gas-permeable barrier in a patient’s eye.
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty: It allows the regrowth of tissue on the interior surface of the eye. It does not require removal from donor tissue & can be used to treat patients in need of corneal transplant & to improve vision.
  • Artificial Cornea Transplant: It is the process of implanting a prosthetic device in place of the natural tissue. In case of corneal damage, this surgery is done to restore sight as well as prevent further damage and blindness.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Delhi

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

Cornea Treatment OptionsDescriptionCost (₹)
Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) in DelhiFull thickness corneal transplant (entire cornea is replaced)55,000
Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK/ DSAEK) in DelhiDamaged 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 DelhiDamaged inner corneal layer is removed through a small incision50000
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) in DelhiPartial thickness corneal transplant (used in case of keratoconus or bulging cornea)45000
Superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK) in DelhiPartial thickness corneal transplant wherein the front layer of the cornea is replaced (Stroma and endothelium are unharmed)45000
Artificial Cornea Transplant (Keratoprosthesis) in DelhiCorneal transplant with artificial cornea (If not eligible for a donor cornea) 80000

Cornea Hospitals in Delhi

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

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Delhi

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 Delhi after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“I had troubled eyesight for many years and tried a number of treatments to correct the problem. My doctor told me about MantraCare in Delhi, and I consulted them for corneal surgery. They performed it with great skill, and my vision is now perfect! If you have eye problems, there is no better place than MantraCare in Delhi to get help.”

– Sharon (Delhi)

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 Delhi.
At MantraCare Delhi, 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 Delhi 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 Delhi. 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.