Excimer Femtosecond Ophthalmic Lasers Market

Excimer and Femtosecond Ophthalmic Lasers Market: Rising Adoption in Refractive and Cataract Surgeries Fuelling Demand: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

The global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market is expected to reach a market value of US$ 666 Mn by 2026.Adoption of femtosecond and excimer lasers will continue to be driven by demand for refractive and cataract surgeries. While North America will continue to be the largest market for femtosecond and excimer lasers, demand in China is anticipated to remain robust during the forecast period 2016-2026. The key takeaways from Future Market Insights’ report on the global femtosecond and excimer ophthalmic lasers market are,
  • Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is robustly gaining traction as a safe and effective treatment option for geriatric patients. Femtosecond lasers are replacing hand-held surgical tools, such as corneal incision, anterior capsulotomy, and cataract fragmentation, resulting into improved accuracy and precision.

  • Key players in the excimer and femtosecond lasers market are introducing flapless procedures, such as Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) to treat refractive errors, such as myopia, hypermyopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism.

  • Mergers and acquisitions will massively influence the market during the forecast period 2016-2026. As advancements in technology have a bearing on the market, leading players are making a foray into the market through acquiring niche companies; for example, in 2010, Alcon, Inc. acquired LenSx Lasers, Inc. – a privately held company that developed the first femtosecond laser to receive U.S. FDA approval. Also, in 2013, Abbott acquired OptiMedica, and through this acquisition, Abbott Labs’ vision care expanded into the femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery market.

excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market share

Global Excimer Laser Price Forecast by Region (2015)

                                        Region

                                                 Price in US$

                                         Japan

                                                   435,700

                                   Western Europe

                                                       XX

                                  Middle East & Africa

                                                       XX

                                      North America

                                                       XX

                                      Latin America

                                                       XX

                                    Eastern Europe 

                                                       XX

                                      Asia Pacific

                                                       XX

                                      South Korea

                                                       XX

                                          China

                                                    215,000

(Concealed figures available in the report)

Global Excimer and Femtosecond Ophthalmic Laser Company Share Analysis (2015)

                                          Company

                                            Market Share in %

                                   Abbott Medical Optics

                                                     34

                                             Alcon

                                                     XX

                                        Carl Zeiss 

                                                     XX

                                   Bausch and Lomb

                                                     XX

                             Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems

                                                     XX

                                          Others

                                                     XX

(Concealed figures available in the report)

Excimer Lasers vis-à-vis Femtosecond Lasers

Demand for excimer lasers will continue to be higher than femtosecond lasers during the forecast period; however, the latter will gain market share from the former during the forecast period. Excimer lasers account for a market share of over 63% currently; by the end of forecast period, this is expected to decline by 660 BPS. Increasing adoption of cataract surgery, combined with introduction of advanced femtosecond laser technology is expected to fuel demand for femtosecond lasers during the forecast period. While the global excimer ophthalmic lasers market is expected to increase at less than 4% CAGR through 2026, femtosecond laser market revenues are projected to expand at over 6.5%. However, an important thing to note here is that excimer lasers will continue to dominate the ophthalmic lasers market throughout the forecast period.

Excimer and Femtosecond Ophthalmic Lasers Market: Application

Demand for excimer and femtosecond lasers will continue to be strongest in refractive surgery. By application type, refractive surgery currently accounts for nearly 70% revenue share of the market and adoption of excimer and femtoseconds will gain further traction over the forecast period. Cataract surgery will remain the other dominant application segment, while capsulotomy, trabeculoplasty, and diagnostic application segments will hold less than 10% revenue share of the market.

End-user Analysis on Excimer and Femtosecond Ophthalmic Lasers Market

Hospitals, ambulatory surgical centres, and ophthalmology clinics are the three largest end-users of excimer and femtosecond lasers. Among these, ophthalmology clinics account for the highest revenue share of the market. This segment is anticipated to be valued at US$ 305 Mn in 2017 and surpass US$ 500 Mn in revenues by 2026.

This report by Future Market Insights (FMI) examines the ‘Excimer and Femtosecond Ophthalmic Lasers Market for the period 2016–2026. The primary objective of the report is to offer updates and information related to market opportunities in the global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market.

The excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market report begins by defining excimer and femtosecond laser systems. This is followed by an overview of dynamics of the global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market, which includes FMI analysis of key trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, regulations and reimbursement scenario that are influencing growth of the global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market. This section also includes an insight into pricing of laser systems by region. Impact analyses of key growth drivers and restraints based on a weighted average model have been included after analysis of individual regions to provide meaningful insights to readers regarding ongoing developments in the market.

Based on product type, the market has been segmented into excimer laser and femtosecond laser systems. A detailed analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size, Y-o-Y growth rate, absolute $ opportunity and BPS analysis.

The report has been segmented based on various applications such as refractive surgery, cataract surgery, capsulotomy, trabeculoplasty and diagnostics. The next section of the report highlights excimer and femtosecond laser systems adoption by region and provides market outlook for 2016–2026. The report also discusses key regional trends contributing to growth of the global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market, as well as analyses the extent to which drivers are influencing this market in each region. Key regions assessed in this report include North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific Ex. Japan, China and South Korea (ASEJCSK), Japan, China, South Korea and Middle East & Africa (MEA).

The above sections - by product type, application, end users and region - evaluate the current scenario and growth prospects of the global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market for 2016-2026. We have considered 2015 as the base year and provided data for the forecast period, i.e., 2016-2026. 

To ascertain global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market size, we have considered revenue generated by laser machine manufacturing companies. The forecast presented here assesses the total revenue generated across the excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market. In order to offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing up the current market, which forms the basis of how the excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market is expected to develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, we triangulated the outcome of three different types of analysis based on supply side, downstream industry demand and the economic envelope.

In addition, it is imperative to note that in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also analyse based on key parameters such as year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth rates to understand the predictability of the market and to identify the right opportunities across the global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market.

The excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic laser segments in terms of product, application, end users and regions are analysed in terms of Basis Point Share (BPS) to understand individual segment’s relative contributions to market growth. This detailed level of information is important for identifying various key trends in the global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market.

Another key feature of this report is the analysis of key segments in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting. However, absolute dollar opportunity is critical for assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective.

To understand key growth segments in terms of growth and adoption of excimer and femtosecond lasers globally, Future Market Insights developed the ‘Attractiveness Index’. The resulting index should help providers identify real market opportunities.

In the final section of the report, a ‘Competitive Landscape’ has been included to provide report audiences with a dashboard view, based on categories and product portfolios of providers of excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers systems, and key differentiators. Key categories of providers covered in the report are excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic laser manufacturers. This section is primarily designed to provide clients with an objective and detailed comparative assessment of key providers specific to a market segment in the excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic laser value chain, and the potential players for the same. Report audiences can gain segment-specific vendor insights to identify and evaluate key competitors based on in-depth assessment of capabilities and successes in the global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers marketplace.

Detailed profiles of the key players in the global market have also been included in the scope of the report to evaluate long-term and short-term strategies, key offerings, SWOT analysis and the recent developments in the global excimer and femtosecond ophthalmic lasers market. Key players covered include Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Alcon Inc., Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, NIDEK CO., LTD iVIS Technologies, ZEISS International, Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG, SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH & Co. KG and LENSAR, LLC.

Key Segments Covered

  • Product Type
    • Excimer Laser
    • Femtosecond Laser
  • By Application
    • Refractive Surgery
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Capsulotomy
    • Trabeculoplasty
    • Diagnostics
  • By End-User
    • Hospital
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Ophthalmology Clinics

Key Regions/Countries Covered

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Western Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Nordic
    • Benelux
    • Rest of Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Rest of Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific Ex. Japan China & South Korea
    • India
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of APEJ
  • Japan
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Southern Africa
    • Rest of MEA

Key Companies

  • Abbott Medical Optics, Inc
  • Alcon Inc. (Novartis AG)
  • Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
  • NIDEK CO., LTD.
  • iVIS Technologies
  • ZEISS International
  • Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG
  • SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH & Co. KG
  • LENSAR, LLC.