Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Patna​

Cornea transplant, also known as keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged cornea with a healthy one. The cornea is the clear, outermost layer of the eye and plays an important role in focusing light. A transplant is usually needed when the cornea becomes severely clouded or distorted from disease or injury.

Cornea transplant surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, which means that you can go home the same day. The surgery itself takes about two hours. Afterward, you will need to wear an eye patch for a few days and use eyedrops for several weeks or months. It may take several months for your vision to improve fully after a transplant.

If you live in Patna and are considering a cornea transplant, it’s important to find an experienced surgeon who performs this type of surgery frequently. Dr. Shweta Jain is a highly skilled and experienced ophthalmologist who routinely performs cornea transplants in Patna. She has helped many patients regain their vision after suffering from disease or injury-related damage to their corneas.

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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 different types of corneal transplant surgeries, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK), which is the most common type of surgery, involves cutting into the cornea and removing part of the inside layer. Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK/DSAEK), also known as descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty, involves removing the endothelium—the thin layer of cells that lines the inside of the eye—from the surface of the cornea. Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), which is more recently developed, removes only the membranous portion of the endothelium, preserving its ability to produce aqueous humor. 

Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), which is typically used in cases where PK or DSEK isn’t an option because of infection or severe astigmatism, makes several cuts into the cornea and then uses a balloon to push out the damaged tissue. Superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK), which is usually used in cases where DALK isn’t an option because of severe astigmatism, makes fewer cuts and uses a lasers to heat up and expand the stroma—the middle layer of cells that covers Bowman’s layer—so that the damaged tissue can be removed.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Patna

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Patna

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

  • Nageshwar Colony
  • Bailey Road
  • Kankarbagh
  • Boring Road
  • Exhibition Road
  • New Patliputra Colony
  • Kadamkuan
  • Ghrounda
  • Anandpuri
  • Fraser Road Area
  • Kidwaipuri
  • Rajendra Nagar
  • Anisabad
  • Samanpura
  • Punaichak
  • Lohanipur
  • Keshri Nagar
  • Jagdeo Path
  • Digha
  • Budha Colony
  • Danapur Road
  • Gardanibagh
  • Patliputra Road
  • North Sri Krishna Puri
  • Vijay Nagar
  • Indira Nagar
  • Hanuman Nagar
  • Khajpura
  • Rupaspur
  • Ashiana-Digha Road
  • Ganga Vihar Colony
  • Raja bazar
  • Haroon Nagar
  • Phulwari Sharif
  • Khagaul Road
  • Danapur-Khagaul Road
  • Patel Nagar
  • Patliputra Colony
  • Paijawa
  • Gola Road
  • Sheikhpura
  • Saguna More
  • Sabzibagh
  • Shastri Nagar
  • Jakkanpur
  • Shivpuri
  • Muhammadpur
  • Sri Krishna Nagar
  • Ramjaipal Nagar
  • Pahari
  • Chitrakut Nagar
  • Jai Prakash Nagar
  • Chhoti Pahari
  • Hajipur
  • Sultangunj
  • Kumhrar

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Patna

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 Patna after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“I officially got my corneal transplant surgery around 2 years ago. The doctors here are great and the procedure was super easy to recover from. I am happy to say that I am now 20/20”

– Sharon (Patna)

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 Patna.
At MantraCare Patna, 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 Patna 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 Patna. 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.