Global Ophthalmic Lasers Industry

  • January 2012
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Ophthalmic Lasers provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 24 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers an aerial view of the global ophthalmic lasers industry, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. Regional markets elaborated upon include US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. The report also offers a recapitulation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and corporate developments in addition to an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 64 companies worldwide.

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Global Ophthalmic Lasers Industry



1. GLOBAL SCENARIO 1
Market Outlook 1
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ophthalmic Lasers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 2

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Ophthalmic Lasers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 3
Rise in Number of Prospective Patients 3
Table 3: Worldwide Distribution of 65+ Population by Region/
Country: 2010 4
Ophthalmic Fact File 4
Recession Impacts Demand for Ophthalmic Lasers 5
Advancements Spur Growth 5
Ophthalmology Laser Market Surges Ahead with Improvements in
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) 5
Monovision Laser Surgery - Another Growth Driver 5
Femtosecond Laser - A Major Innovation in Surgical Ophthalmology 6
Femtosecond Lasers Versus Manual Surgery 6

2. LASER IN OPHTHALMOLOGY 7
Ophthalmic Lasers - An Overview 7
Photocoagulating Ophthalmic Lasers 7
Photodisruptive Ophthalmic Lasers 8
Photoablative Ophthalmic Lasers 8
Classification of Laser 8
Excimer laser 8
Krypton Laser 8
Argon Laser 9
Advantages of Ophthalmic Laser Treatment 9
Application Markets 9
Glaucoma Laser Therapy 9
Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma 9
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 10
Intraocular Tumors 10
Refractive Surgery 11
History and Growth 11
Use of Lasers in Refractive Surgery 11
Photorefractive Keratectomy 11
Photoablative Refractive Keratectomy (PRK) 11
Laser Thermokeratoplasty (LTK) 11
LASIK Refractive Surgery 12
A Drawback of the Traditional LASIK Procedure 12
Custom LASIK - A New Milestone 12
Femtosecond Laser - A New Innovation 13

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 14

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES and TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS 21


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 25

1. THE UNITED STATES 25
Market Overview 25
Table 4: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2010 through 2015 25
Slowdown in the US Laser Eye Surgeries Market Due to Recession 25
Rise in Number of Dissatisfied Customers 26
US Ophthalmic Lasers Market - Statistics 26
LASIK Procedures 26
LASIK Surgery and Visual Improvement 26
LASIK Surgery Snapshots in the Recent Past 26
Table 5: Number of Excimer Laser Procedures in United States
(2003-2006) 27

Table 6: LASIK Procedures in the US (2000-2005) 27
Complications Associated with LASIK 28
Intralase System from Intralase 28
Table 7: Installed Base of Ophthalmic Lasers in the United
States (2005-2011) 28

Table 8: Installed Base of LASIK Devices in the United
States (2005-2011) 29

Table 9: Unit Shipments of LASIK Devices in the United
States (2005-2011) 29

Table 10: Leading Players in the US Ophthalmic Lasers Market
(2008 and 2009): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
VISX/Advanced Medical Optics, Alcon, Nidek, Bausch and Lomb,
Iridex and Others 30
List of FDA approved Lasers for LASIK Surgery: 1998-2006 30

2. CANADA 31
Market Overview 31
Table 11: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2015 31

3. JAPAN 32
Market Overview 32
Table 12: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2015 32

4. EUROPE 33
General Scenario 33
Market Analytics 33
Table 13: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ophthalmic Lasers by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010
through 2015 34

Table 14: European 5-Year Perspective for Ophthalmic Lasers
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for
Years 2011 and 2015 35

4a. FRANCE 36
Market Analytics 36
Table 15: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2010 through 2015 36

4b. GERMANY 37
Market Overview 37
Table 16: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2010 through 2015 37

4c. ITALY 38
Market Analytics 38
Table 17: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2015 38

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 39
Market Analytics 39
Table 18: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2010 through 2015 39
An Overview of the UK Laser Ophthalmology Market 39
A Peek into the History of Laser Refractive Surgery in the UK 40
Present Scenario of Refractive Surgery in the UK 40
Table 19: Number of Refractive Surgery Clinics in the UK:
2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 40
Pricing of Laser Eye treatments 41
Table 20: Average Lasik Treatment Prices in the UK: 2005-2010 41
The UK Refractive Surgery Market - Largely Unperturbed by the
Economic Downturn 41
Groups of Clinics Account for the Larger Share of Clinics in 2010 42
Regulations Drive Growth 42
Laser Eye Clinics - Competitive Review 42

4e. REST OF EUROPE 43
Market Analytics 43
Table 21: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 43
A peek Into the Spanish Ophthalmology Market 43

5. ASIA-PACIFIC 44
Market Analytics 44
Table 22: Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 44

6. LATIN AMERICA 45
Market Analytics 45
Table 23: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 45

7. REST OF WORLD 46
Market Analytics 46
Table 24: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 46


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