Surgical microscope camera is a type of medical device. Surgical microscope cameras are used to obtain high-resolution live images. These cameras simplify the process of imaging from capture to processing. A basic surgical microscope is an optical instrument– electric, mechanical, or both– consisting of a combination of lenses. It provides the surgeon with a high-quality, stereoscopic, magnified image of small structures within the surgical area. There are several advantages of surgical microscope cameras such as increased specificity and sensitivity, natural visualization, and removal of auto fluorescence. A surgical microscope camera offers spectral and temporal multiplexing; lacks moving parts; and provides modular add-on illumination and camera technology. Important developments in molecular imaging have resulted in fluorescence contrast agents that can highlight the pathology, function, and anatomy of a tissue to help doctors in interventional imaging. A surgical microscope camera provides optical excellence for both the assistant and the surgeon. Safety in its design provides protection against exposure to harmful thermal radiation and UV rays.
Rising geriatric population and increasing incidence of chronic disorders among the people increase the demand for surgical microscope cameras. Increasing inclination toward minimally invasive surgeries boosts the demand for surgical microscope cameras. Technological advancements and the rise in research and development investments drive the global surgical microscope cameras market. Rise in the number of surgical procedures performed and technological advancements in surgical devices are factors augmenting the surgical microscope cameras market. However, imposition of excise tax on medical devices restrains the global surgical microscope cameras market to a certain extent.
Increasing prevalence of diseases leads to increase in the demand for surgeries and diagnostics tests, which consequently boosts the demand for surgical microscope cameras. Leading manufacturers of surgical microscope cameras across the globe are increasing their investment in new product development so as to sustain their market share. On the other hand, new players are launching advanced products to achieve market penetration. These factors fuel the global surgical microscope cameras market. Mergers and acquisitions are major growth strategies adopted by players operating in the market.
The global surgical microscope cameras market can be segmented based on product, specialty, end-user, and region. Based on product, the market can be divided into television style surgical microscope cameras, computer surgical microscope cameras, and commercial surgical microscope cameras. In terms of specialty, the global surgical microscope cameras market can be classified into ophthalmology, ENT, neurosurgery, and others. Based on end-user, the market can be segmented into hospital laboratories, diagnostic laboratories, and physician’s offices.
Geographically, the market can be divided into Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, North America, and Middle East & Africa. North America held a leading market share in 2016, owing to increase in technological advancements and high adoption of innovative and latest surgical microscope cameras. Europe held the second-largest market share in 2016, due to increased awareness about and high prevalence of diseases in the region. The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period, owing to increase in research and development activities in the region. The demand for surgical microscope cameras has been increasing for the research purpose. Apart from medical applications, the demand for surgical microscope cameras is increasing in research and educational fields. This is expected to propel the global surgical microscope cameras market during the forecast period.
Key players operating in the global surgical microscope cameras market include Olympus Corporation, Danaher Corporation, Nikon Corporation, Stryker Corporation, SPOT Imaging Solutions, and Allied Vision GmbH.
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