Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Lucknow​

Cornea transplantation, 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 that helps focus light. A transplant can restore vision lost due to conditions such as advanced keratoconus, corneal scarring from injury or infection, or previous unsuccessful transplants. 

Cornea transplant surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and takes about two hours. After the surgery, you will need to wear a protective shield over your eye for several days and use eyedrops to help prevent infection.

If you are considering a cornea transplant, it’s important to consult with an experienced ophthalmologist who performs this type of surgery regularly. At Mantracare Lucknow, our team of expert surgeons has performed many successful cornea transplants and we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care. If you would like more information on cornea transplants or other eye conditions and treatments, please contact us today.

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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, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. One of the most common is penetrating keratoplasty (PK), which is often used to replace damaged or destroyed corneas. This procedure involves surgeons making a small hole through the front of the eye and then inserting a long, thin telescope into the eye. They then use this device to remove damaged or destroyed tissue from the inside of the eye.

Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK/ DSAEK) is another common type of surgery. It involves surgeons making a large hole in the front of the eye and then removing damaged or destroyed tissue from the inside using a razor-like device called a stripping knife. Afterward, they uses a special vacuum to suck out any remaining tissue.

Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is similar to DSEK, but it uses a much smaller hole in the front of the eye. This procedure is usually used when damage or destruction limited options for replacing lost corneal tissue.

Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is another common type of surgery. It involves surgeons making two small holes in the front of the eye and then inserting two long, thin telescopes into them. They then use these devices to remove damaged or destroyed tissue from within the eye’s deeper layers of tissue.

Superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK) is a less invasive form of keratoplasty surgery. It is usually used when there is not much damage or destruction to the cornea, and it involves surgeons making only one small hole in the front of the eye. They then use this device to remove damaged or destroyed tissue from within the eye’s deeper layers of tissue.

Artificial Cornea Transplant (Keratoprosthesis) is another type of surgery. It is usually used in cases where a person’s eyes are not suitable for traditional corneal transplant surgeries and involves surgeons making multiple holes in the front of the eye, and then inserting an artificial cornea into each one.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Lucknow

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Lucknow

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

  • Akariakalan
  • Alambagh
  • Alamnagar
  • Aliganj
  • Aliganj Extension
  • Amaniganj
  • Amausi
  • Amausi Ad
  • Amberganj
  • Amethi
  • Amethia Salempur
  • Aminabad Park
  • Amraigaon
  • Anandnagar
  • Anaura Kalan
  • Antagarhi
  • Arjunganj
  • Arjunpur
  • Arya Nagar
  • Asti
  • Atari
  • Ateswa
  • Aurawan
  • Avas Vikas colony
  • B Hotel
  • B R a university
  • Badiyan
  • Bahargaon
  • Bahrauli
  • Bahroo
  • Bakkash
  • Bakshi Ka talab
  • Bani
  • Banthra
  • Baragaon
  • Barauna
  • Barawan Kalan
  • Barha
  • Barwalia
  • Basha
  • Batha Sabauli
  • Baurumau
  • Bazargaron
  • Beerpur
  • Begariamau
  • Behta
  • Benti
  • Bhadeswa
  • Bhadrukh
  • Bhadwana
  • Bhagwantpur
  • Bharwara
  • Bhatgaon
  • Bhauli
  • Bhilampur
  • Bibipur

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Lucknow

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 Lucknow after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“I am so glad I went ahead with my corneal transplant surgery with Mantracare in Lucknow. The staff was nice, the whole operation was surprisingly quick and easy, and the results are amazing!”

– Sharon (Lucknow)

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 Lucknow.
At MantraCare Lucknow, 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 Lucknow 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 Lucknow. 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.