Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Hyderabad​

Cornea transplant / Keratoplasty in Hyderabad is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged cornea with a healthy one from a donor. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 2-3 hours.

After the surgery, you will need to stay in the hospital for 3-5 days. During this time, your eye will be covered with a protective shield. You will also be given eye drops to prevent infection and help healing.Your vision will be blurry at first, but it should improve within a few weeks. Most people who have this surgery end up with good vision.

If you are considering cornea transplant / keratoplasty in Hyderabad, please consult with an experienced ophthalmologist to learn more about the risks and benefits of this surgery.

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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 variety of types of corneal transplants, 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), and superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK) are all types of keratoprosthesis procedures. 

PK is the most common type of PK surgery and involves using a special type of surgical microscope to drill tiny holes into the outer layer of the cornea. This procedure is often used to treat severe cases of myopia, where the eye becomes too long and curved due to too much eyeglasses or contact lenses being worn. 

DSEK/ DSAEK is a more complex form of PK surgery that uses a specialized device called an apical scissors to carefully cut away the outer layer of the cornea. This procedure is often used to treat severe cases of uveitis, an inflammation of the uvea, which can lead to vision loss in one or both eyes. 

DMEK is a more advanced form of DSEK that uses a specially designed microkeratome to make precise cuts into the cornea. This procedure is often used to correct severe cases of myopia or astigmatism. 

DALK is a less invasive version of DSEK/ DSAEK that uses a specialized surgical device called a trephine to only remove the inner layer of the cornea. This procedure is most commonly used in cases where severe edema from uveitis has caused scarring inside the cornea and not just on its outer surface. 

SALK is an even less invasive version of DALK that uses a special device called a pachymeter to make small incisions into the outer layer of the cornea. This procedure is often used to treat cases of keratoconus where the cornea has become too thin and steep.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Hyderabad

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Hyderabad

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

  • A.Gs office
  • A.Gs. staff quarters
  • Administrative Buildings
  • Afzalgunj
  • Aliabad
  • Ambernagar
  • Amberpet
  • Anandnagar
  • Anantagiri
  • Anantaram
  • Andhra Mahila sabha
  • Ankireddiplli
  • Ankushapur
  • Annajiguda
  • Aperl
  • Aphb Colony moulali
  • Ashoknagar
  • Attapur
  • Atvelli
  • Badangpet
  • Bahadurpura
  • Balapur
  • Banjara Hills
  • Barkatpura
  • Bazarghat
  • Begumbazar
  • Begumpet
  • Begumpet Policelines
  • Bharat Nagar colony
  • Bholakpur
  • Boduppal
  • Bogaram
  • Central Police lines
  • Central Secretariat
  • Chanchalguda
  • Chandulalbaradari
  • Cherial
  • Cherlapalli
  • Crp Camp
  • Cyberabad
  • Dabirpur
  • Dargah Hussain shahwali
  • Darushifa
  • Dattatreya Colony
  • Dhoolpet
  • Dilsukhnagar Colony
  • Dr As rao nagar
  • Ecil
  • Erragadda
  • Falaknuma
  • Fatehdarwaza
  • Fathenagar Colony
  • Gagan Mahal
  • Gajularamaram
  • Gandhi Bhawan

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Hyderabad

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 Hyderabad after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“MantraCare has been providing corneal transplant surgery for decades and is the world leader in quality of care. I had my surgical procedure done in India and it was a life-changing event. My vision immediately became clearer and I could see the people around me better than before.”

– Sharon (Hyderabad)

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 Hyderabad.
At MantraCare Hyderabad, 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 Hyderabad 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 Hyderabad. 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.