Corneal transplant Options Worldwide

Medically reviewed by Fahad Mawlood

Medical Editor & Data Scientist

Looking for top Corneal transplant options abroad? To make your choice, explore the ranking of 33 corneal transplant clinics and 18 doctors based on verified reviews. In case you need any assistance, talk to a real person — our medically trained customer support is here for you 24/7.

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How much does corneal transplant cost?

Updated: 2020-02-13
The average price of corneal transplant is $6900, the minimum price is $1550, and the maximum price is $12200.
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Global Hospital Chennai

Corneal transplant

India, Chennai
$5872 $6072
Medical and other services
Corneal transplant
Consultation with Ophtalmologist and evaluation Consumables Corneal Transplantation Anesthesia Pre-op investigations Medicines (standard) Bedside procedures etc
Bremen-Mitte Clinic

Corneal transplant (OPD)

Germany, Bremen
$7910
Medical and other services
Corneal transplant
Consultation with PD Dr. med. Andreas Schüler Vision diagnosis Corneal transplant
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH)

Corneal transplant

Republic of Korea, Seoul
$8500 $10500
Medical and other services
Corneal transplant
Сonsultation with Ophthalmologist Preoperative Diagnosis of Vision Corneal transplant
Memorial Şişli Hospital

Corneal Transplant

Turkey, Istanbul
$8290
Medical and other services
Ophthalmological investigation $140
Corneal transplant $8150

33 Corneal transplant Clinics Found

The hospitals ranking is based on 1815 requests, 22 patient reviews, prices, and information from 33 clinics

#1
CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Turkish Medical Association

Turkish Medical Association

The Turkish Medical Association (TMA) was established to improve public healthcare in Turkey. The association considers professional doctor competence, education, and training.

The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) by WHO and UNICEF

The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) by WHO and UNICEF

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, which implements breastfeeding protection, encouragement, and support.

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#2
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

European Foundation for Quality Management

European Foundation for Quality Management

The European Foundation for Quality Management increases the effectiveness of organizations, the promotion of global ideas, and experience exchange.

THE IMTJ MEDICAL TRAVEL AWARD WINNER IN 2019

THE IMTJ MEDICAL TRAVEL AWARD WINNER IN 2019

The IMTJ (International Medical Travel Journal) independent expert group headed by the chief editor assesses the Awards nominees. The Award-winners meet such quality criteria as high-level medical care, innovations availability, positive patient reviews, etc.

#3
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

NanoKnife

NanoKnife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

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#4
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

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Medical Travel Quality Alliance

Medical Travel Quality Alliance

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TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking

TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking

Focus news edition determines the leading clinics and emergency hospitals in Germany. Only the best medical centers that have been assessed by experts can be included in the Top 10. The ranking captures 18 specialties: cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumors, radiotherapy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, depression.

#5
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Fastest treatment organization

Fastest treatment organization

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World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek

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#6
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

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LEED Platinum Sertificate for ECO Buildings

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#7
Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

#8
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking

TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking

Focus news edition determines the leading clinics and emergency hospitals in Germany. Only the best medical centers that have been assessed by experts can be included in the Top 10. The ranking captures 18 specialties: cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumors, radiotherapy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, depression.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

#9
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) evaluates the quality of services provided to international patients in medical facilities worldwide (medical tourism). GHA is an independent institution. Its advisory board includes representatives of leading hospitals, insurance companies, and organizations that deal with patient experience and risk management.

#10
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

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Best Corneal transplant Doctors

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Fernando Castanera de Molina
Ophtalmologist
Barcelona , Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
4.7
( 257 reviews )
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Barcelona, Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
39 years of experience
Dr. Fernando Castanera de Molina is the Director of the Eye Clinic specialized in implant-refractive surgery in Teknon Hospital. Doctor Molina is a pioneer in laser treatment for ophthalmic disorders in Spain. In 1988, he was the first in Spain who corrected myopia with an excimer laser and implante ...
Ulrich Schaudig
Hamburg , Germany
Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
4.5
( 81 reviews )
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Hamburg, Germany
Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
21 years of experience
Dr. Ulrich Schaudig is a Chief Physician of the Ophthalmology Department in Asklepios Hospital in Barmbek. The Doctor specializes in the corneal transplant and glaucoma, cataract treatment. Over 21 years of experience in the eyes treatment in adults and children. Work history Dr. Schaudig studied ...
Omer Kamil Dogan
Ophtalmologist
Istanbul , Turkey
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
4.8
( 17 reviews )
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Istanbul, Turkey
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
FIELDS OF MEDICAL INTERESTGeneral Eye ExaminationCataractGlaucomaCorneal diseasesConjunctival DiseasesCornea TransplantEDUCATIONUndergraduate: Ankara University Faculty of MedicineExpertise: Ankara University Department of Eye Diseases.Associate Professor: Ankara University Faculty of MedicineProfes ...
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4 positive reviews on corneal transplant

Anna Oct 25, 2021
Verified review. The patient was treated of keratoconus in Memorial Şişli Hospital

The clinic has a welcoming atmosphere, but the wait for each appointment and an interpreter is sooo long. Doctor A. Ozkaya proved himself to be a professional, answered all our questions, the corneal transplant operation for my one-year-old child was rather quick and effective at the moment. We came across a very polite and excellent Bookimed coordinator Jan, he helped on any even minor issue, contacted the clinic, helped absolutely with everything! You have wonderful employees, prosperity and all the best! В клинике располагающая атмосфера, но ожидание каждого приема и переводчика - ооочень долго. Врач А.Озкая проявил себя, как профессионал, отвечал на все наши вопросы, операция по пересадке роговицы моему годовалому ребенку прошла довольно быстро и на данный момент эффективно.

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Galym Mar 15, 2019
Verified review. The patient underwent cornea transplant in LIV Hospital

In general, it is normal, the professor accepted well, advised, said that there is a chance, the chances are not bad. The most important thing - inspired confidence, confidence. Svetlana promptly answered questions, everything was fine. I got in touch, gave feedback, provided information. В целом нормально, профессор хорошо принял, посоветовал, сказал, что шанс есть, шансы не плохие. Самое главное - внушил уверенность, доверие.
Светлана оперативно отвечала на вопросы, все было нормально. На связь выходила, обратную связь давала, информацию предоставляла.

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Bengt-Åke Jul 30, 2021
Verified review. The patient underwent corneal transplant in Centro Médico Teknon

All was good

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Bengt-Åke Nov 27, 2021
Verified review. The patient underwent corneal transplant in Centro Médico Teknon

Hospital was very good and team. But all plan was catastrophe. When I have book flight and hotel, 2 days before I fly they tell me I most be there 2 days early??? Worst of all I have to pay 600 € more than invoice. I was promised all was include Is looking so good at Webb page. They meeting up on airport book hotel and flight and all is in invoices. But nothing of this happening.

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FAQ about Corneal transplant

The success rate of corneal replacement

Corneal transplant for keratoconus treatment has 97% success rate.

5-30% of patients have complications after the surgery.

5-7% of graft failures after corneal transplant procedure.

How much does a corneal transplant cost?

Corneal transplant cost depends on:

  • type of the corneal tissue (donor or artificial)
  • surgery method (penetrating, lamellar or endothelial keratoplasty)
  • price policy of the country where the operation is performed
  • hospital type (private or government)
  • experience of a surgeon (cornea replacement cost is higher when a world-renowned doctor conducts it).

Donor corneal graft price is 50% lower than artificial cornea transplant cost.

The difference between donor and artificial corneal implants depend on the advantages and disadvantages of the grafts.

Human donor cornea

Artificial cornea implant

Pros

Pros

  • 75% is the donor graft success rate
  • natural material
  • suitable for everybody
  • always available
  • alternative for people who are not tolerant to the cornea of a deceased donor.

Cons

Cons

  • not always available
  • rejection risk
  • rejection risk
  • expensive

Additional corneal transplant cost

According to the American National Institutes of Health, 1 out of 3 patients faces rejection after the corneal transplant in the first 5 years. In the case of rejection, a patient needs a repeated operation. A patient pays for additional surgery and diagnostics.

Corneal transplant cost also rises because of frequent eye exams. Patients need to undergo eye tests weekly, then monthly to notice possible complications during the 1st year after the procedure. An eye doctor develops the diagnostics schedule for each patient.

After the operation ophthalmologists can prescribe glasses or contact lenses to improve vision. It also affects the cornea replacement surgery cost.

Discounts

Corneal transplant cost in Asian countries is 35-70% lower than in Europe or the USA. Medical tourists worldwide choose India, Turkey or Thailand for organ transplantation including the cornea replacement.

Healthcare services in India, Turkey, and Thailand are at the same high level as in European countries, Israel or the United States. The economic development of these countries causes low corneal transplant cost. They belong to the states with the less developed economy. Nevertheless, the government spends the significant amount of money on the development of medicine here every year.

Pay attention to the fact that only private clinics offer the high level of medicine and experience of doctors.

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How much does corneal transplant surgery cost? Top-5 countries worldwide

Germany

Corneal transplant cost in Germany is individual for every patient. The prices depend on the disease, it’s stage and presence of complications. German eye surgeons use the artificial corneal grafts of high quality. Top-grade materials affect the corneal implants cost. The implants are produced by Carl Zeiss company, the most significant manufacturer of the optical devices in Germany.

Medical centers in Germany work on the deposit system. A patient has to prepay the treatment before arrival at a hospital. The final settlement is made only after discharge. The rest of unused money is returned to a patient. Some clinics work only on full prepayment.

The donor implants are not included in corneal transplant surgery cost in Germany. The Eye Bank regulates the corneal implants cost.

India

Cornea replacement surgery cost in India is much cheaper than in Europe or the USA. A patient can save up to 50% of the money for the operation. The level of medical service in Indian clinics is on the same level.

Indian doctors use analogs of expensive drugs, so-called generics for the treatment of patients. Generics significantly reduce the corneal transplant cost in comparison with other countries.

Thailand

Thailand is another country in Asia, where the eye doctors offer keratoconus corneal transplant cost 30-75% cheaper than in Europe or the US. Quality of service remains at the same level.

Thai doctors undergo internship abroad and exchange the experience with their colleagues from the USA. They provide the new technologies and the innovative methods in medical care, which increases the effectiveness of transplant procedures.

Thai hospitals look like the 5-star resorts. In addition to high-quality treatment, a patient has a good rest. Thai therapies during the recovery period speed up the healing process. A patient restores vision faster and returns to a healthy lifestyle.

The recovery period and accommodation are usually included in cornea replacement surgery cost.

Turkey

Over 500,000 medical tourists choose Turkey for treatment annually. The country is famous for its high level of service and low prices. Corneal transplant cost is 50% lower than in Europe or Israel.

Turkish eye surgeons perform corneal transplant procedures without prepayments. Patients pay the bill only after the postoperative period.

The high quality of healthcare services is confirmed by JCI (Joint Commission International) certificates. The JCI certificate is a guarantee of patients’ safety and the service quality. 46 Turkish clinics have received the certification. For comparison, there are 30 JCI certificated clinics in Israel and only 10 in Germany.

Spain

Corneal transplant cost in Spain varies due to the city and hospital status. The price for the procedure in Barcelona is higher than in Valencia or Madrid.

The price of the corneal replacement also depends on a hospital type. Corneal graft cost is more expensive in private medical centers than in the state ones.

Spanish eye specialists determine the exact donor or artificial cornea transplant cost only after full diagnostics.

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