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Refractive Surgery Devices Market By Product Type (Microkeratome, Ophthalmic Lasers); By Application Type (Astigmatism, Near-sightedness, Farsightedness); By End-User Type (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Clinics) - Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027

Published On : July, 2018 REP-ID-902 Category: Healthcare

Global Refractive Surgery Devices Market Overview

Refractive error, such as astigmatism, presbyopia, nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia), can be treated by refractive surgery for correcting or improving the vision. Several surgical techniques exist for adjusting or correcting the eye's focusing ability by reshaping the clear, round dome at the front of the eye or the cornea. Other methods involve implanting a lens inside the eye. The most widely performed type of refractive surgery where a laser is used to reshape the cornea is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis). Refractive surgery is an option for those who want to decrease their dependence on glasses or contact lenses, or have an appropriate refractive error. Out of all the refractive errors, myopia is the most frequent refractive error in the worldwide population. This indication varies across populations of different regions and ethnicities. The most common modes today to reshape the curvature of the cornea apply excimer lasers.

Market Size & Forecast

With the rise in increased awareness in the treatment options and increase in patient population suffering from refractive errors, the refractive surgery devices market is anticipated to record a significant CAGR over the forecast period. Many multi-national companies are concentrating towards new product advances in refractive surgery devices.

Myopia is the most widely recognized refractive error in the worldwide populace. It is assessed that 1.45 billion individuals had myopia in 2010 and it is expected that this number will keep on increasing as the total populace grows. Advancement in refractive surgery treatment have rendered patient with a number of alternatives to eliminate and reduce their dependency on contact lenses and glasses and take corrective measures for refractive errors. A large population is affected by refractive errors globally, irrespective of sex, age and ethnic group. Visual impairment from uncorrected refractive errors can have rapid and long-term outcomes in adults and children, for example, loss of employment and educational opportunities, loss of financial gain for people, families and social orders, and disabled personal satisfaction which are anticipated to create pleasant conditions for the market growth.

Refractive Surgery Devices Market Size

On the basis of regional platform, global refractive surgery devices market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. North America holds the largest market in refractive surgery device market followed by Europe owing to its basic nature of established healthcare infrastructure that embraces advanced technology and works towards further advancements through R&D activities.

In Asia Pacific, China dominates the refractive surgery devices market. With the changing lifestyles, the growing youth population with the want to decrease dependence on glasses and lenses in the developing or developed countries are expected to increase the market growth over the forecast period.

Market Segmentation

Our-in depth analysis of the global refractive surgery devices market includes the following segments:

By Product Type

  • Microkeratome
  • Ophthalmic Lasers
    • Eximer Lasers
    • Femtosecond Lasers
    • YAG Lasers

By Application Type

  • Astigmatism
  • Near-sightedness
  • Farsightedness

By End-User Type

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Clinics

By Region

Global refractive surgery devices market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Refractive Surgery Devices Market

Growth Drivers & Challenges

With the rapid increase in procedure volumes since past few years, there is an upsurge in adaptation of laser devices in healthcare facilities for refractive surgery. In past few years the technological advancements in LASIK surgery performed as a significant driver for refractive surgery devices market. Progress in refractive surgical treatment have provided patients with a number of options to lower or eliminate their dependency on glasses and contact lenses and take corrective measures for refractive errors that aids in rapid development of the devices market. The rising youth populace desiring to decrease dependability on glasses and contact lenses, the refractive surgery devices market is expected to grow at an exponential pace over the forecast period. The rise in awareness in the treatment options and increasing incidences of refractive errors is further anticipated to help the market growth. Further myopia being the most widely recognized refractive error in the worldwide populace is predicted to increase the demand for refractive surgical devices over the forecast period.

However, a limited group of qualified refractive surgeons and unpredictable policies may act as barriers for the refractive surgery devices market growth.

Key Players

  • Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • Alcon, Inc.
  • Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
  • Nidek Co., Ltd.
  • Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG
  • SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH & Co. KG
  • Lumenis Ltd.
  • Ellex Medical Lasers Limited.
  • Topcon corporation

Scope & Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View


The Global Refractive Surgery Devices Market is segmented as follows:

  • By Product Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Application Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis 
  • By End-User Industries Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Region Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment

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