Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Tiruchirappalli​

A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy one from a donor. The cornea is the clear, curved window at the front of the eye that transmits light into the eye and plays a major role in focusing vision. A transplant is usually necessary when glasses, contact lenses, or other medical treatments can no longer improve vision.

Cornea transplants are performed routinely by ophthalmologists across the world. In Tiruchirappalli, there are several hospitals that offer this procedure. The cost of a cornea transplant in Tiruchirappalli varies depending on the hospital and type of transplant (full thickness or partial thickness). However, it is generally affordable and covered by most insurance plans.

If you are considering a cornea transplant in Tiruchirappalli, you should consult with an experienced ophthalmologist to discuss your options and make sure you are making the best decision for your individual situation.

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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 types of corneal transplant surgeries that patients may choose from, depending on their specific needs. 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), and superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK).

PK is a surgical procedure in which the donor cornea is cut into small pieces and then replaced in the patient’s eye. This method is usually used to treat severe cases of refractive error or diseases like cataracts. DSEK is a similar procedure, but it replaces the Descemet’s membrane instead of the cornea. DMEK is a technique that uses a small piece of donor cornea tissue to create a new Descemet’s membrane layer in the patient’s eye. DALK is similar to DMEK, but it also removes some of the underlying Bruch’s membrane. SALK is a less common procedure that uses a small piece of donor stroma to create a new Descemet’s membrane layer. Finally, an artificial cornea transplant (Keratoprosthesis) involves placing an artificial cornea over the damaged area in the patient’s eye.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Tiruchirappalli

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Tiruchirappalli

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

  • Gandhinagar
  • Palladam
  • P.N. Road
  • Velampalayam
  • Semmedu
  • Vijayapuram
  • Uthukuli
  • Kangayam Road
  • Lakshminagar Main Road
  • N.G.Pudur
  • Dharapuram Road
  • Polikalipalayam
  • Chettipalayam
  • Udamalpet
  • Nallur
  • Dharapuram
  • Palladam Road
  • Sheriff Colony Extension
  • Ganapathipalayam
  • SR Nagar
  • Mangalam
  • Mangalam road
  • Rakkiyapalayam
  • Madathukulam
  • Amaravathi Palayam
  • Senapathipalayam
  • Perumanallur road
  • Angeripalayam
  • Thiru V K Nagar
  • Velliangadu
  • Kangayam
  • Radakrishnan Nagar
  • KPN Colony
  • Venkateshwara Nagar
  • Veerapandi
  • Valipalayam
  • Murungapalayam
  • Nochipalayam
  • Koduvai
  • Anupparpalayam
  • Karuvampalayam
  • Pongalur
  • Poyampalayam
  • Mannarai
  • Karumaram Palayam
  • Karattangkadu
  • Nachipalayam
  • Murugampalayam
  • Vijayamangalam
  • Vellakoil
  • Andipalayam
  • Odakkadu
  • Appanaickenpatti
  • Peruntholuvu
  • Samundipuram
  • Kallangadu

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Tiruchirappalli

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 Tiruchirappalli after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“I am a regular patient of MantraCare and its corneal transplant surgery in Tiruchirappalli. It was the best decision I ever took. My vision has improved a lot through this treatment.”

– Sharon (Tiruchirappalli)

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 Tiruchirappalli.
At MantraCare Tiruchirappalli, 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 Tiruchirappalli 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 Tiruchirappalli. 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.