Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Raipur​

A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a diseased or damaged cornea with a healthy one. The cornea is the clear, outermost layer of the eye. It helps focus light onto the retina, which is responsible for sending images to the brain. A transplant is necessary when the cornea becomes scarred or cloudy from disease or injury and no longer allows light to pass through properly.

Cornea transplants are usually successful and can improve vision in people who have lost sight due to conditions such as dystrophy, keratoconus, and other disorders. In most cases, a donor cornea is used for the transplant. The donor tissue is carefully screened for infection and disease before it is made available for transplantation.

Cornea transplants can greatly improve a person’s quality of life by restoring their vision. If you are considering this procedure, be sure to consult with an experienced eye surgeon in Raipur to discuss your options and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.

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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 transplants, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Some of the more common procedures include 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).

PK is a procedure in which the surgeon removes the damaged section of the cornea and replaces it with an artificial implant. This implant often includes a mesh to help support the new tissue, and it is typically sewn into place using sutures. The advantage of PK is that it is relatively easy to perform and can result in a good-quality artificial cornea. However, there is a risk of infection, and patients may experience decreased vision due to the presence of a mesh implant.

DSEK/ DSAEK is similar to PK in that it involves replacing the damaged section of the cornea with an artificial implant. However, in DSEK/ DSAEKthe implant is made from Descemet’s membrane, which is a thin sheet of protein that covers the surface of the eye. This procedure can be more difficult than PK because it requires greater precision and accuracy. However, it has the advantage of being less invasive and resulting in fewer postoperative complications.

DMEK is a newer type of transplant that involves replacing only Descemet’s membrane. This procedure is even less invasive than DSEK/ DSAEK, but it can be more difficult to perform because the membrane is very thin and delicate. The advantage of DMEK is that it results in better visual quality than other types of transplants.

DALK is a procedure in which the surgeon removes the outer layer of the cornea, known as the epithelium, and the inner layer, known as the endothelium. The middle layer, known as the stroma, is then removed. The advantage of DALK is that it preserves the endothelium, which is responsible for pumping fluid out of the cornea. This results in a lower risk of rejection and fewer postoperative complications. However, DALK can be more difficult to perform than other types of transplants and often requires a longer recovery time.

SALK is similar to DALK in that the epithelium and endothelium are preserved. However, only a part of the stroma is removed. The advantage of SALK is that it is less invasive than other types of transplants and often results in a quicker recovery time. However, there is a risk of partial rejection, in which the body rejects only part of the transplant.

Keratoprosthesis is an artificial cornea that is implanted into the eye. This procedure is typically reserved for patients who have failed other types of transplants or who have a very high risk of rejection. The advantage of keratoprosthesis is that it does not require donor tissue. However, there is a risk of infection and other complications.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Raipur

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Raipur

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

  • Baronda Saddu
  • G E Road
  • Dhamtari Road
  • Hirapur
  • Amlihdih
  • Gondwara
  • Mowa
  • Tatibandh
  • Harshit Nagar Road
  • Urkura
  • Kota
  • Birgoan
  • New Shanti Nagar
  • Deopuri
  • Telibandha
  • Gudhiyari
  • Mathpurena
  • Shankar Nagar
  • Vidhan Sabha Marg
  • Saddu
  • Purena
  • Daldal Seoni
  • Avanti Vihar
  • Moudhapara
  • Abhanpur
  • Shatabi Nagar
  • Heerapur
  • Bilaspur
  • Shivanand Nagar
  • Sejbahar
  • Hirpur Road
  • Amleshwar
  • Mujgahan
  • Tikrapara
  • Raipur
  • Byron Bazar
  • Professors Colony
  • Patan Kumhari Road
  • VIP Road
  • Dunda
  • LIC Colony
  • Baloda Bazaar Road
  • Shailendra Nagar
  • Siltara
  • Ring Road
  • Bhatapara
  • Pachpedi Naka
  • Mandir Hasaud
  • Sarona
  • Naya Raipur
  • Mahadeo Ghat Road
  • Civil Lines
  • Gayatri Nagar
  • NH 6
  • Labhandih
  • Vishal Nagar

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Raipur

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 Raipur after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“MantraCare has been a great place for me. I have had more than one surgery on my eye and MantraCare has provided me with a lot of support and care. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of corneal transplant surgery.”

– Sharon (Raipur)

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 Raipur.
At MantraCare Raipur, 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 Raipur 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 Raipur. 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.