Cornea Transplant / Keratoplasty In Visakhapatnam​

A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy donor cornea. The surgery is also called keratoplasty. Cornea transplants are usually performed to improve vision. A diseased or damaged cornea can cause blurry vision, light sensitivity, and pain. A transplant can also be done to treat other eye conditions, such as severe dry eye, certain types of glaucoma, and certain genetic disorders.

The success rate for cornea transplants is high, but it can take several months or even years for vision to fully improve. There is also a risk of rejection, which means the body rejecting the donor tissue. To help reduce the risk of rejection, people who have had a transplant will need to take immunosuppressive drugs for several months or even years after the surgery. 

Visakhapatnam is one of the best places in India for cornea transplant surgery. This is because the city has some of the best eye hospitals and surgeons in the country. The cost of surgery in Visakhapatnam is also very reasonable when compared to other cities in India.

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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 corneal transplant surgeries available. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks, depending on the individual patient’s needs. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK), Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK) are all popular types of corneal transplants.

PK is a type of corneal transplant where the surgeon makes a small hole in the donor eye and then uses a special instrument to push the donor’s own inner lens out of the eye. This allows for better vision because there is more light entering the eye. DSEK is similar to PK, but the surgeon instead removes part of the donor’s stroma (the middle layer of tissue that surrounds the lens). This allows for even better vision because there is less glare and distortion. DMEK is a type of transplant where the surgeon removes part or all of the donor’s astigmatism by using an automated laser device. This procedure is usually done as an outpatient surgery. DALK is a type of transplant in which the surgeon removes large amounts of tissue from around the donor’s lens. This can help improve vision because it restores some natural curvature to the lens. SALK is a type of transplant in which the surgeon removes only the very top layer of tissue from around the donor’s lens. This provides better vision by allowing more light to enter the eye.

Cornea Transplant Surgery Cost In Visakhapatnam

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

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

Cornea Hospitals in Visakhapatnam

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

  • Lawsonsbay Colony
  • Madhurawada
  • Chinnamushidivada
  • VIP Road
  • Balayya Sastri Layout
  • Maharani Peta
  • Paradesipalem
  • Desa Pathrunipalem
  • Bheemili
  • Gopalapatnam
  • Jonnada Road
  • Rajapulova Junction
  • Marripalem
  • Pravada
  • Gandigundam
  • Palacherla
  • Dopperla
  • Juttada Road
  • 40 Feet Old NH-5 Road
  • Paravada
  • Pendurthi
  • Ganapathi Temple Road
  • Uplands
  • Narasimhanagar
  • Waltair Uplands
  • Ramachandra Nagar
  • Sheela Nagar
  • Madhura Nagar
  • Bowdara Road
  • Endada
  • Rushikonda
  • Beach Road
  • Agnampudi
  • Assam Gardens
  • Pedda Waltair
  • Murali Nagar
  • Kakani Nagar
  • Resavani Palem
  • Allipuram
  • Dondaparthy
  • Akkayyapalem
  • Siripuram
  • Gajuwaka
  • Paanduranga Puram
  • Pithapuram Colony
  • Kommadi
  • Zilla Parishad
  • Town Kotha Road
  • Kurmannapalem
  • Amalapuram
  • Daba Gardens
  • R.K. Beach
  • Kancharapalem
  • Kirlampudi Layout
  • Ram Nagar
  • Guntur

Top Corneal Treatment / Keratoplasty Doctors in Visakhapatnam

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 Visakhapatnam after Corneal Transplant / Keratoplasty


“It’s been over a month since my surgery and I’ve had no complications so far. My eye looks amazing and it hasn’t gotten any worse.”

– Sharon (Visakhapatnam)

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 Visakhapatnam.
At MantraCare Visakhapatnam, 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 Visakhapatnam 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 Visakhapatnam. 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.