Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Mangalore​

A cornea transplant, also known as keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy one from a donor. 

Mangalore is one of the leading centers for this life-changing surgery in India. The Cornea is the clear, dome-shaped outermost layer of the eye. It covers the iris and pupil and helps focus light into the eye. A healthy cornea is necessary for clear vision. When it becomes diseased or damaged, it can cause pain, blurred vision, and even blindness.

In Mangalore, this surgery is performed by some of the leading surgeons in the country who have years of experience in performing this delicate procedure. The success rate of cornea transplants has been steadily increasing over the years and today, more than 90% of all transplants are successful in restoring vision. 

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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 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 the most common types of corneal transplants.

PK is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a small piece of central cornea and replaces it with an artificial lens. DSEK/ DSAEK is a more severe type of PK in which the entire central cornea is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. DMEK is a less severe version of DSEK/ DSAEK in which only the peripheral layer of the central cornea is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. DALK is a more advanced form of DMEK in which all the layers of the central cornea are removed and replaced with an artificial lens. SALK is a less advanced form of DALK in which only the outer layer of the central cornea is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. 

PK, DSEK/ DSAEK, DMEK, and SALK are all performed using general anesthesia. However, DALK requires local anesthesia near the eye due to the more invasive nature of the surgery. The different types of corneal transplant surgeries have different risks and benefits. Some of the risks associated with corneal transplant surgery include infection, rejection of the transplant, and glaucoma.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Mangalore

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Mangalore

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

  • Ranipur
  • Balmatta
  • Konchady
  • Kankanady
  • Mary Hill
  • Kodailbail
  • Valencia
  • Kottara
  • Kadri
  • Bejai
  • Ullal
  • Kavoor
  • Subhash Nagar
  • Bolar
  • Upper Bendoor
  • Jeppu Market Road
  • Alake
  • Vas Lane
  • Kulashekara
  • Mangala Nagar
  • Attavar
  • Pandeshwar
  • Marnamikatte
  • Surathkal
  • Urva
  • Kuloor – Ferry Road
  • Bajpe
  • Derebail
  • Lalbhag
  • Mallikatte
  • Shaktinagar
  • Shivabaugh
  • Sturrock Road
  • Nanthoor
  • Gandhi Nagar
  • Derlakatte
  • Ashok Nagar
  • Kinnigoli
  • Konaje
  • M.G Road
  • Kotekani
  • Talapady
  • Bendoor
  • Kalpana Road
  • S.L Mathias Road
  • Kudroli
  • Moodabidiri
  • Kulai
  • Lalbagh
  • Thokottu
  • Mukka
  • Vittal
  • Krishnapura
  • Vyasa Nagar
  • Yeyyadi
  • Mulki

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Mangalore

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 Mangalore after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“I was born with a short cornea which left me with poor vision. I had been living with my condition for more than 20 years and finally decided to get a corneal transplant surgery. The day of the surgery, I came across this company online. They did a fantastic job and their work was worth every penny.”

– Sharon (Mangalore)

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 Mangalore.
At MantraCare Mangalore, 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 Mangalore 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 Mangalore. 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.