Optical Coherence Tomography Market Analysis | 2017-2023 | MedCore

Optical Coherence Tomography Market Analysis | 2017-2023 | MedCore


  • Year: 2017
  • Scope: 2013-2023
  • Region: Europe, United States
  • Published Date: 03/02/2017
  • Pages: 249
  • Type: MedCore

Industry Trends

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a technique that allows physicians to acquire images of translucent or opaque material (such as biological tissue) at resolutions similar to low-power microscopes. The devices that make use of this technology to perform retinal imaging have become an integral part of tracking the progress of treatment and pathology for several important ocular diseases. The technique is often termed ‘optical ultrasound’ as imaging reflections within tissue are collected to provide cross-sectional images or topographic maps of the retinal surface. OCT is a non-invasive method of imaging the structure of the retina and provides physicians with information to detect ocular conditions such as macular holes, pre-retinal membranes, macular swelling or optic nerve damage. OCT devices are a particularly important diagnostic tool in the context of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a technique that allows physicians to acquire images of translucent or opaque material (such as biological tissue) at resolutions similar to low-power microscopes. The devices that make use of this technology to perform retinal imaging have become an integral part of tracking the progress of treatment and pathology for several important ocular diseases.

Report Regional Coverage

Throughout this research series, iData has covered several countries in great detail. Each country may be purchased as a stand-alone report, tailoring the data to your needs. The covered countries are:

  • United States
  • Europe (15 countries including: Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) Austria, Switzerland and Portugal)

Segments Covered in This Market

  • Standalone OCT Market
  • Hybrid OCT Market

Report Data Types Included

  • Unit Sales, Average Selling Prices, Market Value & Growth Trends
  • 10 Year Scope (3 Year Historical + 7 Year Forecast Period)
  • Market Drivers & Limiters for Each Segment
  • Competitive Analysis with Market Shares
  • Product Portfolios
  • Related Press Releases from Top Competitors

Optical Coherence Tomography Market

Carl Zeiss Meditec is the leading competitor in the U.S. and Europe optical coherence tomography (OCT) market. The company offers three models, the Primus™200 the Cirrus™ HD-OCT, and the Cirrus™ Photo. The company also manufactures the Visante™, an OCT unit used for anterior segment imaging. The Visante™ system is not included in this market analysis because it does not directly compete with other OCTs in this chapter. The Primus™ 200 is the base model optical coherence tomography market. It offers essential optical coherence tomography capabilities for comprehensive care in an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use design. It supports management of glaucoma and retinal disease, retina assessment for cataract surgery and anterior segment imaging for corneal disease. The Cirrus™ line of optical coherence tomography’s are Carl Zeiss’ premium optical coherence tomography line. The Cirrus™ Photo is a multi-modality imaging solution that combines OCT with color fundus photography and angiography. This versatile imager comes with fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography and ICGA. In addition the Cirrus™ HD-OCT is a full spectrum OCT with models tailored for busy subspecialty and comprehensive practices. With its growing library of applications, CIRRUS delivers the latest in retina and glaucoma diagnostics, such has OCT angiography and en face imaging, all with the efficiency and reliability to meet the demands of today’s clinical practice.

Optovue holds the second position in the U.S. optical coherence tomography market. Optovue manufactures many models of OCTs including; the iVue®, the iScan™, the iWellness™, the iFusion™, the Avanti™ Widefield Enface OCT, and the AngioVue™ imaging system. The iVue® is marketed as a relatively compact OCT unit. However, it is a full-featured OCT, which delivers information at 5 micron resolution. The iScan™ is a compact and portable OCT and the iFusion™ is a combination of the iVue™ with their fundus camera known as the iCam™.

In the Europe optical coherence tomography market, Heidelberg Engineering is the second leading competitor. Heidelberg Engineering manufactures the Spectralis® OCT. A key feature that sets the Spectralis® OCT apart from the competition is the ability to combine this machine with a confocal
scanning laser ophthalmoscope. In this configuration, the system is able to actively track injected fluorescent dyes such as indocyanine green (ICG) and fluorescein.

The full list of companies can be seen below:


All Companies Analyzed in this Study

  • Bioptigen
  • Canon
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec
  • Heidelberg Engineering
  • Nidek
  • Nikon
  • Optos
  • Optovue
  • Tomey
  • Tomey
  • Topcon

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