Corneal transplants, or as they are popularly known, “eye transplants”, can range anywhere between $15,000 to $30,000. The price of this surgery will vary wildly depending on the hospital and doctor that is being consulted.
Furthermore, the price will also depend on the procedure that is chosen to carry out the eye transplant. The two kinds of eye transplants possible in the current medical landscape are the traditional corneal transplant surgery and the EK cornea transplant procedure.
One other aspect that determines the price of eye or corneal transplants to a very high degree is whether or not the procedure was performed as a result of an emergency situation or if it was requested by someone who is willingly undergoing the surgery without the same degree of urgency.
The specific conditions that dictate the necessity of the corneal transplants will also dictate whether or not, or to which degree, does health insurance in general covers the cost of these procedures. The best way to find out for sure is to consult a specialist regarding the patient’s specific condition, the costs of that operation, and then obtain an evaluation from the pertinent health insurance company.