Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Pune​

A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a diseased or damaged cornea with a healthy one. The healthy cornea is usually donated by another person.Cornea transplants are usually performed to improve vision. They can also be done to relieve pain or other problems caused by a diseased or damaged cornea.

There are two types of cornea transplants: full-thickness and partial-thickness. In a full-thickness transplant, the entire thickness of the cornea is replaced. In a partial-thickness transplant, only part of the thickness is replaced.

Pune is one of the best places in India for Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty as it has some of the best hospitals and surgeons for this procedure.

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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 number of different types of corneal transplant surgeries that can be performed to restore vision. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK), Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK/ DSAEK), and Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) are all types of keratoprosthesis procedures that replace the damaged cornea with an artificial device. These surgeries work by seeding the artificial device into the damaged area of the cornea and then using advanced surgical techniques to fix it in place.

Superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK) is another type of keratoprosthesis procedure that uses a slightly different technique than DSEK/ DSAEK and DMEK. SALK replaces the entire outer layer of the cornea, which is usually damaged due to age or disease. This surgery can be extremely difficult and requires a high level of skill and experience, but it can provide patients with excellent vision results.

Artificial Cornea Transplant (Keratoprosthesis) is a newer type of surgery that uses advanced materials and technology to create an artificial eye replacement. This procedure is currently only available as a partial restorer of vision, but future advances may allow for true full restoration of sight.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Pune

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Pune

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

  • A.R. shala
  • Afmc
  • Adhale Bk
  • Adivare
  • Agoti
  • Airport
  • Akurdi
  • Ala
  • Alande
  • Alandi Chorachi
  • Alandi Devachi
  • Alegaon
  • Alephata
  • Ambade
  • Ambale
  • Ambarvet
  • Ambavade
  • Ambavane
  • Ambegaon Bk
  • Ambeghar
  • Ambethan
  • Ambi
  • Amble
  • Amboli
  • Amdabad
  • Ammunition Factory khadki
  • Amondi
  • Anandnagar
  • Anantnagar Nigade
  • Andgaon
  • Andhalgaon
  • Ane
  • Anjanavale
  • Anthurne
  • Antroli
  • Aptale
  • Apti
  • Armament
  • Arvi
  • Arvi(haveli)
  • Asane
  • Ashtapur
  • Audar
  • Aundh
  • Aundh Camp
  • Aundh T.s.
  • Avasari Bk
  • Avhat
  • Avsari Kh
  • Babhurdi
  • Bahul
  • Bajirao Road
  • Ballalwadi
  • Baner Gaon
  • Baner Road
  • Baramati

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Pune

Dr. Shweta Jain
Dr. Shweta Jain
Cataract, Glaucoma, LASIK
Dr. Neha Wadhwa
Dr. Neha Wadhwa
Dr lalit
Dr. Lalit Chaudhary
Femtosecond LASIK
Dr. Poonam Gupta
Femtosecond LASIK

Happy Patients from Pune after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“I had an eye-opener after being in a car accident. I had to go for corneal transplant surgery at MantraCare Hospital. The doctors and staff were very professional, they explained the procedure thoroughly, and they even made me feel comfortable during the surgery. They have a great service and the hospital is clean.”

– Sharon (Pune)

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 Pune.
At MantraCare Pune, 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 Pune 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 Pune. 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.