Ophthalmic ultrasound imaging system is non-invasive visualization technique, which is more convenient and relatively inexpensive as compared to other techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and scanning Scheimpflug. Ophthalmic ultrasound imaging systems allow imaging of anatomy and pathology involving the anterior and posterior segment of the eye.
This system provides diagnostic information in conditions such as glaucoma, trauma, cysts, and neoplasms. It also allows measurement of length of cornea and other information before conducting procedures such as cataract surgery. There are various types of imaging systems such as A scan (for measurement of axial length), B-scan (for anterior and posterior segment visualization), Pachymeter, and Ultrasound Bio microscope.
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Typical instrument use frequency of sound in between 10- 50 MHz, which gives clearer images with higher frequency and lower wavelength. In the ophthalmic ultrasound imaging systems, there is a transducer probe placed in a medium, which generates waves of specific frequency and these waves strikes interior structures in the eye. This waves received by transducer and resulting voltages are then amplified and processed to form images. Depending upon the condition such as angle closure glaucoma, ciliary body cysts, neoplasms, and angle trauma, different types of modalities are used.
Increasing prevalence of eye disease such as uncorrected refractive errors, glaucoma, cataract, ciliary body cysts, neoplasms, and angle trauma are major driving factors for growth of the ophthalmic ultrasound imaging systems market. According to 2017 factsheet by World Health Organization (WHO), around 253 million people across the globe suffered from vision impairment and 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment. Chronic eye diseases, which includes uncorrected refractive errors, un-operated cataract, age related macular degeneration, and glaucoma are main causes of vision loss.
This is observed in low- and middle-income countries. According to a study published in the Journal Ophthalmology (2014), around 64.3 million people (aged 40-80 years) in 2013 were affected with glaucoma, which would increase to 76.0 million in 2020 and 111.8 million in 2040. This is expected to aid in growth of the ophthalmic ultrasound imaging systems market. According to population Prospect Report in 2017, the geriatric population (aged 60 years and above) is expected to increase from 900 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion by 2050. Therefore, demand for such imaging products is expected to increase significantly.
Manufacturers are focusing on developing new advanced imaging systems for application in intraocular measurement and anterior segment examination and this is expected to propel growth of the ophthalmic ultrasound imaging systems market. For instance, Quantel Medical, in October 2017, launched next-generation compact touch ophthalmic ultrasound system, which is a 3-in-1 system that combines A scan, B scan, and pachymeter thereby, allows multiple functions.
On the basis of regions, ophthalmic ultrasound imaging systems market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. North America is expected to be dominant in the ophthalmic ultrasound imaging systems market over forecasted period. This is due to better healthcare infrastructure and high spending on healthcare.
Key players operating in the ophthalmic ultrasound imaging systems market are Sonomed Escalon, Quantel Medical, Carl Zeiss Meditech AG, Ellex Medical Lasers Ltd., DGH Technology, Inc NIDEK CO., LTD., MEDA Co., Ltd, Halma plc, Micro Medical Devices, Inc., Optos plc, and Sonogage, Inc.
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