Europe Market Report for Wavefront Aberrometers 2017 - MedCore

Europe Market Report for Wavefront Aberrometers 2017 - MedCore

  • November 2016 •
  • 70 pages •
  • Report ID: 4406681 •
  • 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

The wavefront aberrometer market is expected to grow over the forecast period. Wavefront aberrometers are sometimes associated with excimer laser systems, which are used for refractive surgery. As a result, the market for wavefront aberrometers is somewhat dependent on the number of laser eye surgeries. However, wavefront aberrometry is increasingly being used during the planning phases of cataract surgery. This is because it is becoming more and more common for cataract surgery to involve the use of premium lenses that can correct for various forms of refractive error. Thus sales will show low single digit growth throughout the forecast to facilitate the increase in the elderly population and individuals with cataracts.

Since this market is mostly a replacement market and the competitors are all established, pricing will remain fairly steady with only slight erosion throughout the forecast period. Refractive surgery is a rapidly growing elective surgery. Its popularity is due to its inherent safety, low costs and the increasing age of the population. Growth in the number of procedures will likewise increase the demand for wavefront aberrometers. In addition, wavefront aberrometry is increasingly being used as part of the planning process for cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is increasingly making use of premium lenses that have the ability to correct for refractive errors in the eye. Wavefront aberrometry can be an important element in the process of lens selection during these procedures.

Wavefront aberrometry is used for measuring the total refractive power of the eye. A wavefront represents the quality of light passing through the eye. Factors that affect a wavefront are optical elements such as lenses or the cornea of the eye. Aberrometry provides detailed information about the visual performance and refractive power of the eye. Wavefront aberrometers can detect errors including myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Aberrometry is especially useful for higher-order refractive errors and lenticular changes that cannot ordinarily be detected by routine ophthalmic exams. These include spherical and coma aberrations, which cause halos or comet-like streaks around light foci.