Custom LASIK Surgery Market Pipeline Insight and Therapeutic Assessment Reviewed by 2016-2024

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Custom LASIK surgery market has grown manifold over the last decade. Increasing demand for minimally invasive therapy along with rise in prevalence rate of refractive disorders has boosted overall demand for LASIK surgery procedure in recent years. Most of the LASIK surgery procedure has been carried out for treatment of patients suffering from myopia.  The ophthalmic industry has huge un-met potential. Expected commercialization of FDA-approved LASIK surgery systems is expected to fuel overall custom LASIK surgery market growth during the forecast period (2016–2024).

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Market Dynamics

Changing lifestyle patterns has in turn led to weakening immunity and has inadvertently increased susceptibility to various health problems worldwide. The global chronic disease incidence rate has increased significantly over the last two decades. Eye related diseases have also increased in the recent past. Over 150 million people in the U.S. wear corrective eye wear according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2016 statistics. Myopia is the widely prevalent eye-disorder and its prevalence rate is highest in Japan. High demand for effective treatment approach has led to increased demand for custom LASIK surgery procedure worldwide.

Companies engaged in custom LASIK surgery market are expected to generate significant return on investment (ROI) over the forecast period. The technology has clear added advantage over the conventional approach. While conventional eye exams detects only two corneal abnormalities (spherical and cylindrical), wavefront-guided LASIK system detects infinite number of abnormalities. Moreover, only 1-3% of patients experience LASIK eye surgery complications, making it a highly preferred technique for eye surgeries in the present scenario.

Multinational players need to tap into potential addressable market in emerging economies

Product portfolio expansion and partnerships with local players are key custom LASIK surgery market trends, which are expected to shape the industry in the near future.  Moreover, companies are focusing on receiving regulatory approval for their products to differentiate their product offerings. For instance, Abbott received FDA approval for iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio in 2015. Major players in the global custom LASIK surgery market include Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Bausch & Lomb, Carl Zeiss, Inc., Abbott Medical Optics, Nidek, Inc., and Technolas Perfect Vision GmbH.

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Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Custom LASIK Surgery Market, By Procedure:
    • Wavefront Guided
    • Wavefront Optimized
    • Topography
  • Global Custom LASIK Surgery Market, By Therapeutic Applications:
    • Myopia
    • Hyperopia
    • Astigmatism
    • Others

Rapid increase in demand for custom LASIK surgery procedure in the emerging economies to boost market growth

North America, followed by Europe accounted for major share of global custom LASIK surgery market revenue in 2016. These two regions are together estimated to account for 65.1% of overall market revenue. However, the market for LASIK surgery procedure in Asia Pacific is projected to surpass that in in Europe by 2019.  The primary factor for market growth in Asia Pacific is increased installations of LASIK systems in eye-care facilities in Japan. Japan is projected to account for 51% share of the custom Asia Pacific LASIK surgery market in 2017. Increasing patient awareness, high disposable income and improvement in the healthcare infrastructure has resulted in rise in number of LASIK surgeries and in turn, is resulting in growth of the custom LASIK surgery market in the country.

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