Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Kolkata​

Cornea transplant / keratoplasty in Kolkata is a procedure whereby the damaged or diseased cornea is replaced with a healthy one from a donor. This surgery is also known as penetrating keratoplasty (PK) or full-thickness graft. It is an extremely delicate and complex operation which requires immense skill on the part of the surgeon. 

This surgery can be performed for various reasons, such as to correct vision problems caused by corneal scarring, disease or injury. It can also be used to improve cosmesis in patients who have disfigured eyes due to birth defects or trauma. Keratoplasty in Kolkata offers patients a chance to regain normal vision and lead a normal life once again.

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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 many 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), superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK) and artificial cornea transplant (Keratoprosthesis) are all common procedures used to replace a damaged or lost cornea.

PK is a procedure that uses a small surgical knife to make a hole in the front surface of the eye. The surgeon then inserts a thin metal device called a stent into the opening, which helps restore the normal shape and function of the eye. DSEK and DSAEK are similar procedures, but the metal stent in DSEK is larger and is inserted through a smaller opening in the eye. DMEK is similar to DSEK, but instead of using a metal stent, it uses a mesh support structure to help hold the new cornea in place. DALK is similar to DMEK, but instead of using mesh, it uses strips of collagen to stabilize the new cornea. SALK is a less common procedure than PK, DSEK, DSAEK, and DALK. SALK uses small bubbles of air to hold the new cornea in place. Finally, keratoprosthesis is a newer procedure that uses an artificial cornea made of flexible plastic and metal.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Kolkata

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Kolkata

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

  • A.J.c.bose road
  • Abinash Chaowdhury lane
  • Alipore
  • Alipore Bodyguard line
  • Alipore Civil court
  • Alipore Dist board
  • Asylum Lane
  • Badartala
  • Baghajatin
  • Bakery Road
  • Ballygunge
  • Ballygunge Rs
  • Ballygunge Sc college
  • Bamboovila
  • Barabazar
  • Barisha
  • Bartala
  • Behala
  • Behala Municipal market
  • Beleghata
  • Bengal Chemical
  • Bhawanipore
  • Bidhangarh
  • Bijoygarh
  • Bosepukur Road
  • Bowbazar
  • Brace Bridge
  • Brahma Samaj road
  • Chetla
  • Chittaranjan Avenue
  • Circus Avenue
  • Cmda Abasan
  • College Square
  • Colootola
  • Council House street
  • Customs House
  • Daulatpur
  • Dhakuria
  • Dharmatala
  • Dover Lane
  • E.K.t
  • Elliot Road
  • Esplanade
  • Fort William
  • Ganguly Bagan
  • Garcha Road
  • Garden Reach
  • Garfa
  • Garia Bt
  • Gariahat Market
  • Gobinda Khatick road
  • Gokhel Road
  • Golf Green
  • Golpark
  • Great Eastern hotel
  • Haltu

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Kolkata

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 Kolkata after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“MantraCare’s corneal transplant surgery from Kolkata is a world class service that far surpasses the competition. They are always available for consultation, their facilities are state of the art with excellent care and amenities, and their doctors are among the best in their field.”

– Sharon (Kolkata)

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 Kolkata.
At MantraCare Kolkata, 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 Kolkata 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 Kolkata. 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.