Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Kanpur​

A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy one from a donor. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped outermost layer of the eye that covers the iris and pupil. A transplant is usually done when other treatments, such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, or medications, can’t improve vision or when there’s significant damage to the cornea.

Cornea transplants are among the most successful of all organ transplants. More than 55,000 procedures are performed each year in the United States alone. The success rate for full vision recovery is about 85 percent for people who have their transplant surgery done by an experienced surgeon.

Keratoplasty in Kanpur can be performed on an outpatient basis, which means you won’t have to stay in the hospital overnight. The procedure takes about two hours. Afterward, you’ll need to wear an eye patch for a week and use eye drops for several weeks or months. Most people see an improvement in vision within a few months after surgery; however, it may take up to a year for your vision to fully recover.

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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 transplant surgeries, all of which aim to restore vision by replacing the damaged or defective cornea with an artificial implant. The most common type of surgery is penetrating keratoplasty (PK), in which the surgeon removes the damaged or defective cornea and replaces it with an artificial implant. 

Other types of surgeries include 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). Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but all aim to restore sight to patients who have lost their vision due to a corneal injury.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Kanpur

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Kanpur

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

  • Aakeen
  • Aanupur
  • Akaru
  • Akauri
  • Akbarpur
  • Amraaudha
  • Anaie
  • Angadpur
  • Anta
  • Anwa
  • Aonaha
  • Araul
  • Arhariyamau
  • Arsun Bangar
  • Asalatganj
  • Asdhna
  • Aslanapur
  • Asvi
  • Aurangabad
  • Aurangpur Gahdeva
  • Aurotahar Pur
  • B.B.gaon
  • Baalai Bujurg
  • Bachhna
  • Bairi Sawai
  • Bamhrauli
  • Bamhrauli Ghat
  • Ban
  • Banipara
  • Bannapur
  • Bara
  • Bara Daulatpur
  • Baragaon Bhikhi
  • Baranda
  • Barapur
  • Baraur
  • Bari Alipur
  • Bari Mahtaen
  • Baripal
  • Barnaon
  • Barra Tharra
  • Bauhar
  • Behta Bujurg
  • Bewain
  • Bewan
  • Bhadhpur
  • Bhadras
  • Bhadwara
  • Bhaisana
  • Bhaisau
  • Bhaisayan(e.U.p-7098)
  • Bhal
  • Bhandauli
  • Bhandemau
  • Bharamau
  • Bharatpur Piyaso

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Kanpur

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 Kanpur after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“It was very difficult for me to go through a corneal transplant surgery, but, MantraCare took care of me. The doctors and nurses in the hospital were also really helpful. One thing that made my experience at MantraCare so easy was their affordable price and excellent care compared to other hospitals.”

– Sharon (Kanpur)

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 Kanpur.
At MantraCare Kanpur, 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 Kanpur 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 Kanpur. 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.