All Eyes On Ophthalmic Devices Market
In the ophthalmic device sector, intraocular lens surgery is expanding way beyond the cataract market with paradigm shifting technology. The vast presbyopia market now has an FDA-approved "corneal inlay" option, micro invasive glaucoma surgery has created an entirely new device segment, and corneal cross-linking has the potential to transcend its role as an effective treatment for a corneal disease to possibly being the next big thing in the non-surgical treatment of refractive errors.
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The rising aging population and ever-increasing incidences of glaucoma and cataract are clearing a bright path for the ophthalmic surgical products market, which is expected to reach $9.4bn by 2021, a CAGR of 4.6% from 2016. Meddevicetracker expects that continued innovation in minimally invasive technologies and next-generation surgical systems, developed by giants like Alcon and smaller rivals, will address the need of hundreds of millions of people suffering from cataract and glaucoma, the two leading causes of blindness globally. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at the overall market and the key players in the individual segments of surgical systems, surgical instruments and IOLs. We'll take a deep dive into the smallest, yet fastest-growing MIGS devices segment and talk to surgeons about how they're transforming glaucoma management for their patients.
US agency will hold a meeting at the end of September to discuss the growing number of myopia cases that some are calling an epidemic. While the meeting is open to the public, there is a $400 registration charge.
Glaukos held its first earnings call Aug. 12 following the completion of its $113 million IPO, which closed in June. The firm is the first to the U.S. market with a micro-invasive glaucoma surgery, or MIGS, device and it is working to get its next-generation system that can be performed separate from cataract surgery to market in the coming years.