Microkeratome is a type of high precision surgical instrument which comprises an oscillating blade intended to create the corneal flap for surgeries associated with refractive errors. These devices are used in LASIK or ALK surgeries. Healthy human cornea varies in between 500 & 600m in LASIK technique, the microkeratome produces a thick flap of around 83200 m.
Rise in number of visual impairment cases in emerging economies is key driving factor which is expected to boost the global microkeratome market growth. For instance, according to WHO (World Health Organization) more than 80% of total ophthalmic diseases in African country of Rwanda was refractive errors represented around 5.3% of the total population in 2018. Furthermore, increase in approval and launch of effective surgical products and advanced technologies will positively contribute the market growth. Moreover, increase in mergers and acquisitions by key competitors will drive the market growth. For instance, in February 2018, Abbott Medical Optics had acquired by Johnson and Johnson which includes ophthalmic products in areas of patient care including cataract surgery and consumer eye health laser refractive surgery.
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However, high cost of these devices is major challenging factor which are expected to hinder the global microkeratome market growth. Also, lack of skilled professionals and increase in adoption of LASIK technologies such as femtosecond laser will affect the market growth.
Global Microkeratome Market is segmented into product such as Disposable, and Reusable, by Technology such as Fully Invasive, and Minimally Invasive. Further, market is segmented into treatment such as Epiretinal Membrane, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, and Others.
Also, Global Microkeratome Market is segmented into five regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.
Market Key Players
Various key players are discussed in this report such as Alcon, Inc., Carl Zeiss AG, Hoya Corporation, CooperVision, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Essilor International, Marvel Medtech, STAAR Surgical Company, and Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
- Fully Invasive
- Minimally Invasive
- Epiretinal Membrane
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal Detachment
- North America
- Latin America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
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