Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Vijayawada​

A cornea transplant, also known as keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged cornea with a healthy one. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface at the front of the eye. It helps focus light into the eye and protects it from harmful substances.

In Vijayawada, there are many hospitals that offer cornea transplant services. The most common reason for needing a transplant is corneal damage from an injury or disease. Other reasons include genetic disorders, previously failed transplants, and deformities.

If you or someone you know is considering a cornea transplant in Vijayawada, there are many qualified surgeons and hospitals available to help.

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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. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK), Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK/ DSAEK), Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) are the most common types of corneal transplants performed in the Vijaywada. 

  • PK is a procedure in which the donor cornea is cut into small pieces and inserted into the patient’s damaged eye.
  • DSEK is a more advanced form of PK in which the donor cornea is completely removed, leaving a flap that is sewn onto the patient’s damaged eye.
  • DMEK involves taking a small piece of donor tissue and grafting it onto the surface of the patient’s damaged eye.
  • DALK is a more complex procedure than DMEK, involving drilling several holes into the donor cornea to allow it to expand before being implanted into the patient’s damaged eye.
  • SALK is a less common type of transplant in which a thin sheet of donor tissue is placed over the damaged area in the patient’s eye.
  • Artificial Cornea Transplant (Keratoprosthesis) is a newer type of transplant in which an artificial eye replacement device replaces the missing portion of the cornea.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Vijayawada

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Vijayawada

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

  • Poranki
  • Moghalrajpuram
  • Gannavaram
  • Tadigadapa
  • Ramavarapadu
  • Vanukuru
  • Gollapudi
  • Satyaranayana Puram
  • Bandar Road
  • Ashok Nagar
  • Kesarapalle
  • Patamata
  • NH-9
  • Edupugallu
  • LIC Colony
  • Ayodhya Nagar
  • Mallikarjunapeta
  • Akunuru
  • RTC Colony
  • Mangalgiri
  • Gangur
  • Jupudi
  • Vinchipeta
  • Bhavanipuram
  • Auto Nagar
  • Mylavaram
  • Sri Ramachandra Nagar
  • Penamaluru
  • Islampet
  • Kokkirapadu
  • Kanchikacherla
  • Surampalli
  • Benz Circle
  • Pottipadu
  • Veterinary Colony
  • Eluru Road
  • Agiripalli
  • Chittinagar
  • Governorpet
  • Ibrahimpatnam
  • Krishna Lanka
  • Machavaram
  • Ramalingeswara Nagar
  • Nandigama
  • Konduru
  • Sanath Nagar
  • Enikepadu
  • PNT Colony
  • Madhura Nagar
  • Jaggayapeta
  • Pamarru
  • Tadepalli
  • Kedareswar Pet
  • Punadipadu
  • Eluru
  • Vijayawada Guntur Highway

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Vijayawada

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 Vijayawada after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“I got a corneal transplant from MantraCare in Vijaywada, India. They were very helpful, and the surgery went great. I am pleased to say that I am now able to see for the first time.”

– Sharon (Vijayawada)

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 Vijayawada.
At MantraCare Vijayawada, 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 Vijayawada 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 Vijayawada. 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.