Europe Market Overview for Diagnostic and Interventional Ophthalmic Devices 2017 - MedView

Europe Market Overview for Diagnostic and Interventional Ophthalmic Devices 2017 - MedView

  • November 2016 •
  • 85 pages •
  • Report ID: 4406673
Description
More integration was seen in the overall market for diagnostic and interventional ophthalmic devices. In the diagnostic space, practitioners are enjoying better, more flexible diagnostic capabilities with ophthalmic data management systems; these systems unify discrete pieces of diagnostic equipment. A similar technology, procedure planning software, unifies different surgical equipment for more precise and reliable cataract surgery. This software is bringing the diagnostic and interventional sides of the market closer together, with diagnostic information being imported for use during the surgical process.


Integration is also changing the competitive landscape. New, game-changing product offerings are entering the OCT market both on the extreme high and low ends of the pricing spectrum. The fundus camera market is segmented into mydriatic, non-mydriatic and combined mydriatic/non-mydriatic devices. New competitors are introducing products that fall on the lower end of the pricing spectrum, and appeal to different optometry and ophthalmology settings. Important shifts in competitive structure can be seen in the slit lamp market, for both large and small players alike.

Competition is giving rise to new product offerings and will generate modest price erosion. In spite of difficult economic conditions in Europe, the market for tonometers will grow. These devices are used for diagnosing conditions that, when left untreated, can lead to blindness. Several leading companies in the corneal topographer market have released topographers that combine Placido ring and Schiempflug camera technologies. These units take advantage of the strengths of Schiempflug imaging (central corneal diagnostics) and Placido ring analysis (peripheral corneal mapping).

Wavefront aberrometry is increasingly being used during cataract surgery planning phases due to the more common usage of premium lenses that can correct for various forms of refractive error. Technological innovation drastically affects the market for phacoemulsification consoles, in terms of phacoemulsification itself as well as advances in lenses and lasers. Steady growth in the patient population, in the context of an industry that is increasingly receptive to advanced technology lenses, will drive overall expansion of the intraocular lens market.

Abstract
In 2016, more integration was seen in the overall market for diagnostic and interventional ophthalmic devices. In the diagnostic space, practitioners are enjoying better, more flexible diagnostic capabilities with ophthalmic data management systems; these systems unify discrete pieces of diagnostic equipment. A similar technology, procedure planning software, unifies different surgical equipment for more precise and reliable cataract surgery. This software is bringing the diagnostic and interventional sides of the market closer together, with diagnostic information being imported for use during the surgical process. Integration is also changing the competitive landscape. Topcon and Carl Zeiss Meditec, players traditionally focused on diagnostics, are now gaining footholds in the market for surgical products.

Scope:2013-2023
Country=Europe Industry=MedicalDevice ParentIndustry=LifeSciences Date=201611 Topic=MarketSegment Publisher=IDataResearch,Inc. Price=5000