Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Srinagar​

Cornea transplantation, also known as keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy donor cornea. The procedure is performed by an ophthalmologist, a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of eye diseases and conditions. 

A cornea transplant can improve vision by restoring a clear window in front of the eye. Cornea transplants are among the most successful of all organ transplants, with over 95% of procedures resulting in improved vision. However, there is a risk of rejection of the donor tissue, which can lead to complications such as inflammation and scarring. 

If you are considering a cornea transplant in Srinagar, it is important to consult with an experienced ophthalmologist to learn more about your specific situation and whether or not this procedure is right for you

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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 benefits and drawbacks. 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 transplant surgeries.

PK is a surgery that replaces the damaged or missing outer layer of the cornea with an artificial graft. This type of surgery is usually recommended for patients who have suffered from severe dry eye syndrome because it can improve their vision significantly. DSEK is a similar surgery that replaces the damaged or missing inner layer of the cornea with an artificial graft. DSEK is typically recommended for patients who have suffered from severe cataracts and are not candidates for PK.

DMEK is a more advanced form of DSEK that replaces both the damaged or missing outer and inner layers of the cornea with an artificial graft. This type of surgery is typically recommended for patients who have suffered from both severe dry eye syndrome and significant cataract damage. DMEK can provide even better vision than DSEK and is often preferred by patients who have both conditions.

DALK is a less common type of DSEK that replaces the entire thickness of the cornea with an artificial graft. This type of surgery is typically recommended for patients who have suffered from severe corneal damage, such as from chemical burns or infections. DALK can provide better vision than either DSEK or DMEK, but it is also more invasive and has a longer recovery time.

SALK is the least common type of corneal transplant surgery and is typically only recommended for patients who have suffered from very severe corneal damage that cannot be corrected with any other type of surgery. SALK can provide excellent vision, but it is also very invasive and has a very long recovery time.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Srinagar

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Srinagar

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

  • Khanmoh
  • Peerbagh
  • Mustafabad
  • Sanat Nagar
  • Naseem Bagh
  • Zainakote
  • Hyderpora
  • Sumbal Sonawari
  • Balgarden
  • Hamdaniya Colony
  • Kalnat Pura
  • Qamarwari
  • Natipora
  • Pantha Chowk
  • Bemina
  • Lasjan
  • Bagh-i-Mehtab
  • Harwan
  • Nawakadal
  • Wathora
  • Shiv Pora
  • Shalimar
  • Elachi Bagh
  • Zakura
  • Badami Bagh Cantonment
  • Mehjoor Nagar
  • Ram Bagh
  • Nowhatta
  • Nishat
  • Habba Kadal
  • Rajbagh
  • Soura
  • Mujgund
  • Lal Chowk
  • Lal Bazar
  • Lal Gam
  • Buchpora
  • Lawaypora
  • Jawahar Nagar

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Srinagar

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 Srinagar after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“This is what I have to say about my experience with MantraCare. It was a great experience because they are experts in the field and they made it very easy for me to recover very quickly. I am now able to see better than before.”

– Sharon (Srinagar)

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 Srinagar.
At MantraCare Srinagar, 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 Srinagar 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 Srinagar. 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.