Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Shimla​

In India, corneal transplantation is a procedure that has been performed for many years. The surgery is often done to restore vision in people who have lost their eyesight as a result of injury or disease. A cornea transplant is the most common type of eye surgery, and it can be done on either the left or the right side of the face. 

There are several factors that determine whether a person will be a good candidate for a cornea transplant. One important factor is whether the person has enough healthy tissue available to replace their damaged or missing cornea. In addition, the patient must have good overall health and be able to tolerate anesthesia, and follow post-operative instructions closely. 

If you are interested in having a cornea transplant in Shimla, please consult with an eye doctor at our hospital. Our team of specialists will work with you to determine if this procedure would be best for you, and we will provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision.

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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. These include 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). 

Superficial epithelium is removed from the donor cornea using a blade, and then the thick Descemet’s Membrane is replaced. In DSEK, the Descemet’s Membrane is first cut into smaller pieces, and then these pieces are sewn back onto the donor cornea. This surgery is typically done on an outpatient basis, but may require overnight observation in some cases. DMEK replaces only the Descemet’s Membrane, without removing the underlying epithelium. This procedure can be done as an outpatient or under local anesthesia with minimal postoperative pain. DALK repairs a tear in the stroma of the eye caused by an injury or previous eye surgery. The surgeon removes a small piece of extra-ocular tissue called a flap, which is grafted onto the area of damage in order to help restore stability to the eye and prevent future vision loss. SALK is a newer type of surgery that uses a laser to remove superficial epithelium and the innermost layer of the stroma, leaving Descemet’s Membrane intact. This surgery can be done as an outpatient or under local anesthesia with minimal postoperative pain.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Shimla

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Shimla

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

  • Sector 118
  • Kufri
  • Sankat Mochan
  • Chail
  • Kasumpti
  • Kamyana Bharari Road
  • Taradevi
  • Solan
  • Kandaghat
  • Khalini
  • Sector-2
  • Bharari
  • Sector 1
  • Sanjauli
  • Boileauganj
  • Panthaghati
  • Naldehra
  • Lakkar Bazar
  • Chotta Shimla
  • Malyana
  • Junga
  • Shoghi
  • Rampur
  • Dharampur
  • Chakkar
  • Ghanahatti
  • Mashobra
  • Chaura Maidan
  • Jubbal
  • Totu
  • Fagu
  • Dhalli
  • Chopal
  • Summer Hill
  • Kaithu
  • Vikasnagar
  • Mehli
  • Rohru
  • Tutikandi
  • Bemloi
  • Matiana
  • Kotgarh
  • Theog
  • Jakhu
  • New Shimla
  • Bhattakufer
  • Cemetery
  • Shanan
  • Kangal

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Shimla

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 Shimla after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“My cornea had been damaged due to myopia. I sought treatment from a good eye surgeon, Dr. Shweta, in Shimla at MantraCare. The doctors and staff at MantraCare have been wonderful with me before, during, and after the surgery. The entire operation was done under local anesthesia and I recovered quickly. I am now free of pain.”

– Sharon (Shimla)

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 Shimla.
At MantraCare Shimla, 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 Shimla 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 Shimla. 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.