Auto Keratometer Market: Introduction

  • Keratometry is the concept of measuring anterior surface of cornea curvature across a fixed chord length. Keratometer, also known as opthalmometer, is the instrument used to measure the curvature. Auto keratometer is a type of keratometer based on the principle of constant image size and variable image size. Auto keratometer is a compact device and comparatively easier to operate. This keratometer allows reflecting corneal image on an electronic photosensitive device which then records size and radius of the curvature.
  • Auto Keratometer (automated keratometer), also known as auto refractor keratometer, is the instrument used in measurement of refractor error degree in the eye. This automated refractor is a computer-controlled machine used in the eye examination and offers optimal refractive error measurements. Furthermore, auto keratometers are used in assessing the patient condition in pre and pro refractive surgeries and have extended applications in ophthalmology. Myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) are common vision problems and mainly occur due to refractive errors. Auto keratometer can perform spherical and cylindrical measurements in a range of -30 to +25D/±10D respectively. These provide cornea’s peripheral and central curvatures at various points and are widely used in determining astigmatism in the patient.

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Key Drivers and Restraints of Global Auto Keratometer Market

  • Increase in incidence of myopia and other refractive errors, launch of ophthalmic instruments offering accurate readings, and technological advancements are major driving factors for the auto keratometer market. Furthermore, rise in awareness about astigmatism and its diagnosis is likely to be another driving factor for the auto keratometer market. Increase in number of ophthalmic clinics in the developing regions and diagnosis accuracy offered by auto keratometer are likely to drive the global market. Availability of various treatments such as lenses and Lasik surgery, are expected to lower the complications of astigmatism condition.
  • Manufacturers have integrated auto refractor in the products in order to improve efficiency which has enhanced accuracy and demand of the auto keratometers. Surge in number of patients suffering from post-cataract surgery and pre-existing astigmatism condition is another prevailing factor for the market growth globally. High cost of auto keratometers over manual keratometers is major restraining factor for the auto keratometer market.

North America to Lead Global Auto Keratometer Market

  • In terms of region, the global Auto Keratometer Market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • North America is projected to dominate the auto keratometer market during the forecast period, owing to technological advancements in development of automated keratometer, growing demand of diagnosis of refractory errors, prevalence of astigmatism condition, supportive health care expenditure, government initiatives, and creating awareness about astigmatism condition in the region. Presence of key players in developing automated keratometer is major boosting factor for growth of the market in the region. Moreover, surge in health care expenditure and advanced health care facilities are anticipated to fuel the growth of the auto keratometer market in the region. Europe is estimated to hold the second largest share of the global market followed by Asia pacific in the next few year. Growing demand and availability of automated keratometer, and increasing health care expenditure are major factors boosting the auto keratometer market in Europe.
  • Asia Pacific is a fastest growing region in the next few years, owing to the growing patient population suffering from astigmatism condition. According to the WHO, the prevalence of myopia is higher in younger adults among population of Asia. Prevalence of myopia is recorded higher in East Asia. Moreover, China, Japan, and Singapore had a total prevalence rate of myopia up to 50% in 2015. Comparatively, the prevalence of myopia estimated as per NCBI research was around 6.8% to 21.6% in 2016 globally.

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Key Manufacturers Operating in Global Auto Keratometer Market

The market of auto keratometer is consolidated and major share is captured by prominent few players. Major Key players involved in offering auto keratometers are:

  • NIDEK CO., LTD
  • Topcon Corporation
  • INNOVA Medical
  • Luneau Technology Group
  • Coburn Technologies, Inc.
  • Alcon
  • Essilor
  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • AMETEK Inc. and Reichert Inc.
  • SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions

Global Auto Keratometer Market: Research Scope

Global Auto Keratometer Market, by Product Type

  • Handheld Auto Keratometer
  • Benchtop Auto Keratometer

Global Auto Keratometer Market, by Application

  • Myopia
  • Hyperopia
  • Other Ophthalmic Conditions

Global Auto Keratometer Market, by End-user

  • Hospitals
  • Ophthalmic clinics
  • Diagnostic Centers
  • Others

Global Auto Keratometer Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

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