Europe Market Report for Slit Lamps 2017 - MedCore

Europe Market Report for Slit Lamps 2017 - MedCore

  • November 2016 •
  • 107 pages •
  • Report ID: 4406676 •
  • Format: PDF
General Report Contents
- Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
- Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
- Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
- Section on recent mergers & acquisitions

High-mount slit lamps comprised the majority of the table mounted slit lamp market in 2016. The high value of the market for high-mount slit lamps was due to both high unit sales and ASP. High-mount slit lamps are preferred over low-mount systems by ophthalmologists. The market leader for high-mount slit lamps in Europe is Haag-Streit. Because of their strong position in the high-mount slit lamp market, these devices are often referred to as “Haag-Streit type” slit lamps.
Low-mount slit lamps are often referred to as “Zeiss type” slit lamps because Carl Zeiss Meditec is the market leader in this segment. Low-mount slit lamps are typically purchased by opticians and optometrists.

The market for slit lamps in Europe exhibits several notable characteristics. For example, in contrast to the markets for OCT and fundus cameras, where sales and distribution are most frequently managed directly by manufacturers or through exclusive distribution agreements, slit lamps are commonly sold by non-exclusive distributors. In addition, it is common for companies to have slit lamps made outside of their local markets, frequently in Asia. The devices are then imported and branded in the domestic market.

The long life expectancy of Europeans and the shift towards an older average age will spark the demand for diagnostic tools for age-associated diseases. Slit lamps fall into this category of diagnostic device, as they are used for the diagnosis of a wide variety of age-related eye diseases.

Slit lamps are binocular microscopes that are coupled with illumination systems. Slit lamps are used for diagnosing a wide variety of eye conditions including cataracts, corneal injuries, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, retinitis pigmentosa and uveitis. Basic slit lamps are used for observing anterior eye segment structures including the eyelid, cornea, lens and iris. The addition of special lenses to the slit lamps provides for the ability to view intraocular and posterior regions of the eye. Other accessories for slit lamps include ocular and objective lenses, contact tonometers, background illuminators, beam splitters and digital imaging equipment.