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Global Ophthalmology Devices Market: Snapshot

The drive for ophthalmology devices stems from the need for improving surgical technologies, diagnostic and imaging methods, and care devices for wide spectrum of eye diseases. Imaging modalities have made unprecedented technological advances, particularly with the advent of artificial intelligence technologies. Focus on increasing the affordability of orphan drugs, and increasing adoption of novel drug delivery approaches have expanded the avenue for manufacturers in the ophthalmology devices market. New products must meet the criteria of meeting the needs of each patient’s individual needs. Need for precise interventions in ophthalmology is a key driver for new devices in the market. Substantial portion of elderly populations living with glaucoma in some developed nations has stimulated research focused toward novel devices in the pipeline. The growing popularity of micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) has unlocked a new prospect in the ophthalmology devices market. Growing incidence of age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and diabetic retinopathy bolsters the need for ophthalmology devices for reducing the burden of such diseases in world’s population.

The scope of deep learning algorithms for medical imaging for eye disorders creates a new paradigm in ophthalmology devices. Numerous devices have come to the fore. A case in point is embedded ophthalmic devices. Prevalence of ophthalmic conditions affecting the retinas in developing and developed nations has improved the level of ophthalmic care. The growing clinical prospect of smart retinal imaging is boosting the development of novel ophthalmology devices. Most medical device manufacturers in ophthalmology devices market are focused on continually improving technologies for vision care. Over the past few years, the market has benefitted from a number of joint ventures for tackling eye disorders, notably glaucoma and dry eye disease. To the end, several medical device makers are focusing on developing and commercializing ophthalmology devices.

Ophthalmology devices market is seeing an upward trend due to rise in ageing population and increased focus on healthcare.It is observed that older adult people are more prone to develop eye related disorders, and are the target customers of ophthalmology device manufacturers. The market growth is also supported by continuous developments made in the field of medical technology which has seen development of novel products. The increased spending on healthcare by individuals and governments across the globe has fuelled the ophthalmology device market growth.

Medical devices in ophthalmology field are used for various functions such as diagnosis, surgery and vision care. The development of innovative orphan products and newer applications of technology in ophthalmology has provided consumers with viable and economical solutions for various eye related disorders.The ophthalmology devices are either used by individuals suffering from various eye related disorders or by healthcare providers for diagnosis and treatment purpose.

A large share of global ophthalmology devices is contributed by vision care devices on account for higher end user base. These may include contact lens, lens cleaning and disinfecting solutions, spectacles, and many moredevices for the diagnosis and surgery purpose are required by hospitals and ophthalmologists. 

For in-depth and comprehensive analysis of ophthalmology market, it can be analyzed on various parameters such as application, disorders, device type and geography.The various segments for analyzing ophthalmology devices include:On basis of application - diagnosis, surgery, and vision care devices; on the basis of disorder -cataract, glaucoma, refractor disorders, vitreo retinal disorders, and vision care. The segmentation by device is most fragmented and includes high-end to low-end devices such as phoropter, refractor, scanning laser polarimetry device, retinscope, ophthalomoscope, contact lens, lens cleaning and disinfecting solutions, spectacles, and many newly developed products as well.

The geographic analysis includes major regions such as U.S, Canada, UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Japan, China, India, Brazil, and Mexico. U.S. market holds largest market share across all segments, followed by U.K. The western markets such as U.S and UK which are experiencing stiff competition due to high concentration of device manufacturers and higher market penetration levels are focusing more on devices with diagnosis and surgery applications. The developing economies are experiencing high growth in vision care devices market segment, and the growing with double digit CAGR for the period of 2012 – 2018.These regions are area of focus by many manufacturers, who are investing in these emerging markets. 

The key market players who are driving growth in the ophthalmology market include names such as: Essilor International, Alcon Inc., Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, Carl Zeiss AG, Hoya Corporation, Canon Inc., Abott Medical Optics Inc., CooperVision AG, Nidek Co Ltd., Bausch and Lomb Inc., and Topcon Corporation.


This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the ophthalmology devices market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of market structure. The report has segregated the ophthalmology devices industry in terms of application, disorders, type, and geography. We have used a combination of primary and secondary research to arrive at the market estimates, market shares and trends. We have adopted bottom up model to derive market size of the global diapers industry and further validated numbers with the key market participants and C-level executives. 

This report highlights the industry with the following points:

  • Definition, estimates & forecast of ophthalmology devices market from 2012 to 2018
  • Analysis of product segments for ophthalmology devices market with historical data and forecast
  • Trends and forecast based on major geographical markets, namely U.S, Canada, UK, Germany, France, China, Japan, India, Brazil, and Mexico based on segments of ophthalmology device applications and disorders market
  • Profiles of major market participants for better understanding of their contributions
This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of ophthalmology devices market in a global scenario. This research provides in-depth analysis of ophthalmology devices manufacturers, product sales, trend analysis by segments, and demand by geography. The report covers all the major product segments of the global ophthalmology devices industry and provides in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered. The study presents a comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies and winning imperatives for them by segmenting the global diaper industry as below:

By Application

  • Diagnosis
  • Surgery
  • Vision Care

By Disorders

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Refractor disorders
  • Vitreo retinal disorders

By Device

  • Canaloplasty Device
  • Computerized Field Analyzer
  • Contact Lens
  • Contact Lens Clearing & Disinfecting Solution
  • Glaucoma Drainage Device
  • Intraocular Lens
  • Iris Retractors
  • Ophthalmic Lasers
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Optical Coherence Tomography Device
  • Phoropter
  • Refractor
  • Retinoscope
  • Scanning Laser Polarimetry Device
  • Slit Lamp
  • Spectacle Lens
  • Tonometers
  • Viscoelastics Devices
  • Vitreo Retinal Surgery Packs
In addition the report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to following geographical markets:
  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • RoW
The in-depth research and high level analysis will allow ophthalmology device manufacturers, lawmakers, distributors, medical companies and research and development agencies to make informed decisions about various diapers manufacturing and designing, marketing and growth strategies and gaining competitive advantage.
For the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of our research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed the key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade journals, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies. This approach has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

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