Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Jammu​

Cornea transplant, also known as keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy one. This procedure can restore vision and improve the quality of life for people who have corneal problems. 

There are two types of cornea transplants: full-thickness and partial-thickness. Full-thickness transplant involves replacing the entire thickness of the cornea, while partial-thickness transplant only replaces the inner layer of the cornea. Cornea transplantation is usually performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that the patient does not need to stay in the hospital overnight. The surgery takes about 1-2 hours, and recovery time is typically 1-2 weeks.

 If you are considering cornea transplantation, it is important to consult with an experienced eye surgeon in Jammu to learn more about your specific situation and what type of transplant would be best for you.

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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

Corneal transplant surgery, also known as 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), and artificial cornea transplant (Keratoprosthesis), is a procedure that restores sight to people who are blind or have lost their vision due to diseases such as cataracts. The surgery involves removing the damaged or distorted layer of the eye’s surface, called the cornea, and replacing it with an artificial device. The three main types of corneal transplant surgery are PK, DSEK/ DSAEK, and DMEK. 

PK is a minimally invasive technique that uses a thin knife to make a small hole in the front wall of the eye. This hole is then enlarged using a special instrument called an iris expander. DSEK/ DSAEK is a more invasive technique that uses a narrow needle to make several small holes in the front wall of the eye. These holes are then enlarged using an iris expander and a balloon. DMEK is a more advanced technique that uses several tiny incisions instead of one large one. This makes it possible to insert a very thin sheet of artificial tissue into the eye. This type of surgery is usually performed on patients who have been diagnosed with corneal dystrophy, a condition that causes the cornea to become thin and translucent.

 The advantages of DMEK over PK and DSEK/ DSAEK include a shorter surgery time, less tissue damage, and a quicker recovery time. The disadvantages of DMEK include a higher risk of rejection and a need for more frequent follow-up visits.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Jammu

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Jammu

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

  • Bantalab
  • Srinagar
  • Channi Himmat
  • Trikuta Nagar
  • Nagrota Bypass Road
  • Sidhra
  • Kathua
  • Shastri Nagar
  • Samba
  • Narwal
  • Gandhi Nagar
  • Rajinder Nagar
  • Channi Rama
  • Roop Nagar
  • Preet Nagar
  • Hazuri Bagh
  • Bakshi Nagar
  • Talab Tillo
  • Bishnah
  • Paloura
  • Digiana
  • Ranbir Singh Pura
  • Sainik Colony
  • Purkhoo
  • Old Sathwari
  • Janipur
  • Transport nagar
  • Sanjay Nagar
  • Muthi
  • Kaluchak
  • Ajit Nagar
  • Rehari Colony
  • Bari Brahmana
  • Mamka
  • Akhnoor
  • Barnai
  • Bhawaninagar
  • Vijaypur
  • Patoli
  • Pakki Dhaki
  • Gorkha Nagar
  • Jeevan Nagar
  • Krishna Nagar
  • Mishriwala
  • Panjtirthi
  • Greater Kailash
  • Karan Bagh
  • Prem Nagar
  • Raipur Satwari
  • Nanak Nagar
  • Maheshpura
  • Nawabad
  • Subash Nagar
  • Vidhata Nagar
  • Sunder Pur
  • Miran Sahib

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Jammu

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 Jammu after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“I got corneal transplant surgery done from MantraCare in Jammu and this was the best decision I had ever made. The surgery was painless, and the doctor and team were very caring about my well-being. They helped me every step of the way.”

– Sharon (Jammu)

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 Jammu.
At MantraCare Jammu, 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 Jammu 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 Jammu. 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.