Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Guwahati​

A cornea transplant, also known as keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy one. The cornea is the clear outer layer of the eye and plays an important role in focusing light. 

A transplant can improve vision and quality of life for people who have corneal damage from conditions such as disease, injury, or birth defects. In Guwahati, there are several hospitals that offer cornea transplant surgery. 

The most experienced surgeons performing this type of surgery are at Mantracare in Guwahati. They have state-of-the-art facilities and use the latest technology for the best results. The first step in undergoing a cornea transplant is to undergo a comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist to determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery. If you are considering this type of surgery, be sure to consult with an experienced ophthalmologist to discuss your options and make sure it is

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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 a number of different types of corneal transplant surgeries, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK), Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK/ DSAEK), Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK) are all types of keratectomy surgery. 

In PK, the surgeon removes the damaged layer of the cornea using a blade or scalpel and replaces it with an artificial implant. The benefit of this surgery is that it is relatively easy to perform and results in a good visual outcome in most cases. 

DSEK/ DSAEK is a more advanced type of PK surgery that uses a laser to cut through the damaged layer of the cornea. This procedure results in a better quality artificial Cornea Transplant because there is less chance for scarring and better control over the thickness of the implant. DMEK is similar to DSEK/ DSAEK, but instead of replacing the entire damaged layer of the cornea, it only removes parts of it. This procedure results in a thinner but stronger artificial Cornea Transplant and is usually preferred when there are severe vision problems due to limited vision in one or both eyes. 

DALK is a more recent type of PK surgery that uses a laser to remove the outer layer of the cornea, leaving the inner layer intact. This results in a stronger and more durable artificial cornea transplant. SALK is another newer type of surgery that removes only the very surface of the cornea, resulting in a thinner but still strong artificial transplant.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Guwahati

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Guwahati

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

  • Beltola
  • Kahilipara
  • Bamunimaidam
  • Bhetapara
  • Rehabari
  • Uzan Bazar
  • Kharghuli Hills
  • Hengrabari
  • Silpukhuri
  • Dispur
  • Hatigaon
  • Borbari
  • VIP Road
  • Narengi
  • Bikash Nagar
  • GS Road
  • Noonmati
  • Nalapara
  • Bhangagarh
  • Rani Bagan
  • Jalukbari
  • Dharapur
  • Manik Nagar
  • Japorigog
  • Narikalbasti
  • Tarun Nagar
  • Barbari Village
  • Bagharbari
  • Ghoramara
  • Ganeshguri
  • Sarania Hills
  • Rukmini Gaon
  • Bormotoria
  • Sree Nagar
  • Pator Kuchi
  • Kahi Kuchi
  • Machkhowa
  • Mathgharia
  • Bharalumukh
  • Azara
  • Khanamukh
  • Birubari
  • Garchuk
  • Basistha
  • Lachit Nagar
  • Dighali Pukhuri
  • Abhaypur
  • Kamarpatty
  • Amingaon
  • Borjhar
  • Jyotikuchi
  • Panikhaiti
  • Pan Bazar
  • Sarumotoria
  • Dhirenpara
  • Kamakhya

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Guwahati

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 Guwahati after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“I had the worst eye infection and I saw no relief in sight. But when I came to MantraCare they gave me corneal transplant surgery. They did a really good job and now my vision is almost normal again.”

– Sharon (Guwahati)

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 Guwahati.
At MantraCare Guwahati, 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 Guwahati 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 Guwahati. 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.