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Corneal Topographers Market Size - By Product Type (Placido Disc System, Scheimpflug Systems, Scanning Slit System), By Application (Cataract Surgery Evaluation, Corneal Disorder Diagnosis, Refractive Surgery Evaluation, Contact Lens Fitting), By End-use & Global Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI6523
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Corneal Topographers Industry Analysis

Corneal Topographers Market size was valued at USD 723 million in 2022 and is estimated to account for USD 1.2 billion by 2032. Corneal topographers are specialized medical devices used to map and analyze the curvature and shape of the cornea. These devices provide detailed and accurate measurements of the corneal surface, allowing healthcare professionals, particularly ophthalmologists and optometrists, to diagnose and manage various eye conditions by creating a topographic map of the cornea.

Corneal Topographers Market

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Corneal topographers help in identifying irregularities, astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia, and other refractive errors. The industry is primarily driven by a combination of factors, ranging from the demographic shift towards an aging population base with higher eye care needs to the global phenomenon of medical tourism. Government initiatives and technological advancements further contribute to the adoption of corneal topography devices, resulting in improved patient care, precise diagnoses, and enhanced management of eye health.

The market for corneal topographers is anticipated to grow as a result of the rising prevalence of eye disorders caused by the ageing population base such as dry eye disease, cataracts, glaucoma, among others. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 2.2 billion people worldwide are estimated to have near-vision impairment. Modern lifestyles, including an increase in screen time, prolonged close-up work activities, and exposure to harmful environmental elements such as pollution and UV radiation, are responsible for the rising number of eye issues.

COVID-19 Impact

The corneal topographers market was adversely affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread disruptions to healthcare systems and changes in patient behaviour resulted in reduced demand for corneal topography procedures. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, and economic uncertainties postponed or cancelled appointments, that restricted patient access to routine eye care services. Furthermore, healthcare facilities redirected resources towards COVID-19 treatment, impacted the attention given to non-urgent medical procedures.

Corneal Topographers Market Trends

The demand for corneal topographers is anticipated to increase with the incorporation of novel diagnostic modalities for screening and early diagnosis of ocular diseases, including cataracts. For rapid treatment and adequate management of cataracts and other ocular diseases, early diagnosis is crucial. Novel diagnostic techniques and corneal topography can help in the early diagnosis of cataracts by identifying changes in corneal characteristics related with cataract development. Early detection enables health care providers to promptly start necessary interventions or treatments, potentially enhancing patient outcomes.

Corneal Topographers Product Type Segmentation

Corneal Topographers Market Size, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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The corneal topographers market by product type is categorized into placido disc system, scheimpflug systems, and scanning slit system. The placido disc system segment garnered USD 309 million revenue size in the year 2022. Placido disc system are one of the initially developed technologies for corneal topographers that improves corneal disease monitoring and helps in early diagnosis as compared to alternate screening techniques. The systems are used in many different applications to aid medical professionals in understanding corneal morphology. These play a significant role in the diagnosis of disorders such as pellucid marginal dystrophy, orthokeratology, keratoconus, contact lens practice, refractive surgery patient management, post keratoplasty, and intraocular lens (IOL) calculation among others.

Corneal Topographers Application Segmentation

Corneal Topographers Market Share, By Application, 2022

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Based on application, the corneal topographers market is segmented into cataract surgery evaluation, corneal disorder diagnosis, refractive surgery evaluation, contact lens fitting, and others. The refractive surgery evaluation segment dominated accounted for over 31% market share in the year 2022. The dominance of the refractive surgery evaluation segment in the industry is majorly owing to its critical role in precise pre-operative assessments for refractive surgical procedures. Moreover, advancements in technology enhancing assessment accuracy and the rising popularity of refractive surgeries, especially among younger demographics, further contribute to the segment's significance.

Corneal Topographers End-use Segmentation

Based on end-use, the corneal topographers market is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, ophthalmic clinics, and others. The hospitals segment accounted for over 39% market share in the year 2022. Hospitals offers wide range of eye care services, including surgery, treatment, and diagnosis for several eye conditions. Corneal topography can be used to assess these eye conditions, including corneal dystrophies, keratoconus, and anomalies in the cornea as hospitals continue investing in advanced diagnostics, the adoption of corneal topography devices is anticipated to rise, fuelling market expansion.

Corneal Topographers Regional Analysis

U.S. Corneal Topographers Market Size, 2020 -2032 (USD Million)

U.S. corneal topographers market accounted for USD 259 million revenue size in 2022 due to the rising prevalence of age-associated ophthalmic conditions. For instance, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 30 million adults aged 40 and above are impacted by age-related eye ailments in the U.S. Moreover, the country's advanced healthcare infrastructure, access to cutting-edge medical technologies, and strong research and development focus have contributed to its leadership. Additionally, presence of key market players, government initiatives, and favourable policies have collectively propelled the adoption of corneal topography procedures in the U.S.

Corneal Topographers Industry Leaders

Some of the eminent corneal topographers market participants operating in the industry include Carl Zeiss AG, OCULUS Optikgeräte GmbH, Cassini Technologies, Nidek Co., Ltd, Tomey Corporation, EyeSys Vision, Tracey Technologies, Topcon Corporation, Ziemer Group AG, Haag-Streit Group, and Bausch + Lomb among others.

Corneal Topographers Industry News:

  • In September 2022, Cassini Technologies B.V. introduced the integration of Cassini Ambient diagnostic data to offer image guidance on the Beyeonics One ophthalmic exoscope, enhancing 3D IOL alignment procedures. This amalgamated workflow of Cassini Ambient and Beyeonics One to elevate the precision of Toric IOL alignment and streamline the surgical process to achieve improved accuracy and efficiency accelerated the industry expansion.
  • In February 2023, Tracey Technologies introduced iTrace Prime, an enhanced software version tailored for the iTrace Ray Tracing Aberrometer and Corneal Topographer. This updated software includes numerous valuable features that enable access to a wide range of information from a single source. Therefore, introduction of such software strengthens company’s product portfolio as well as market position.

Corneal topographers market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Product Type (USD Million & Units)

  • Placido disc system
  • Scheimpflug systems
  • Scanning slit system

By Application (USD Million)

  • Cataract surgery evaluation
  • Corneal disorder diagnosis
  • Refractive surgery evaluation
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Others

By End-use (USD Million)

  • Hospitals
  • Ophthalmic clinics
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • Denmark
    • Poland
    • Sweden
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • New Zealand
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
    • Indonesia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Turkey
Authors: Rupali Swain, Pratiksha Kamthe

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Corneal topographers market size reached USD 723 million in 2022 and will reach USD 1.2 billion by 2032 due to the increasing demographic shift towards the aging population base with higher eye care needs worldwide.

The placido disc system segment reached USD 309 million in 2022 and will witness substantial growth by 2032 on account of its application in diagnosis of multiple disorders.

U.S. industry recorded USD 259 million in 2022 and is expected to garner significant CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the rising prevalence of age-associated ophthalmic conditions in the region.

Carl Zeiss AG, OCULUS Optikgeräte GmbH, Cassini Technologies, Nidek Co., Ltd, Tomey Corporation, EyeSys Vision, Tracey Technologies, Topcon Corporation, Ziemer Group AG, and Haag-Streit Group are some of the major corneal topographer companies worldwide.

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