Global Femtosecond Lasers for Cataract Surgery Market Report 2013: Forecasts to 2018

January 13, 2014

DUBLIN, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Dublin – Research and Markets (
http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gpvh2v/femtosecond) has announced the
addition of a new report “Global Femtosecond Lasers for Cataract Surgery Market Report
2013: Forecasts to 2018″ [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gpvh2v/femtosecond ]
to their offering.

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Worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as the aging population
worldwide develops cataracts and need surgery. All older people develop cataracts,
femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery improve the quality of the surgery in a dramatic

Femtosecond laser technology for cataract surgery represents a paradigm shift.
Surgeons approach cataract surgery with the ability to use automated process that is more
reliable and more repeatable than manual techniques previously available. Alcon LenSx
femtosecond lasers increase precision for key manual steps of the cataract surgery

This femtosecond laser cataract surgical system equipment makes it possible to deliver
reproducible, predictable, and improved clinical outcomes for cataract surgery. Through
image-guided visualization and micron-level laser precision, the surgeon has complete
control over the surgery process. Femtosecond laser cataract surgical systems offer an
improved patient safety profile.

Because of the simultaneous change in demographics and the introduction of automated
process, ophthalmologists are facing an explosion in demand for their services the next 20
years. The aging of the baby boomers and the fact that patients older than 65 consume 10
times the eye care of patients younger than 65 creates unprecedented demand for cataract

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that impairs one’s ability to see
clearly. With two accommodating Intraocular Lens IOLs likely to be approved within the
next 12 months, the premium market is again exciting.

Cataract surgical technology is evolving rapidly. Laser-assisted cataract surgery
technology is gaining traction with clinicians. Surgeons are getting trained in the
techniques needed to perform surgeries using these new types of equipment. The motivation
to learn the new surgical techniques is that the equipment comes with the promise of
improved surgical precision.

Ultrasonic phacoemulsification, the standard of care in cataract removal equipment for
four decades, has been in great part responsible for the safety and effectiveness of
modern cataract surgery. It is certain to remain the dominant lens removal technology in
the near term. A technology still in its infancy, laserassisted cataract surgery using
femtosecond lasers and picosecond lasers, promises to raise the standard of precision and
safety to new heights. Numerous types, and styles of Intraocular Lenses (IOLs), varying in
size, and attachment mechanisms compliment the introduction of the femtosecond laser
cataract surgical systems.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Femtosecond Lasers for Cataract Surgery

2. Femtosecond Lasers for Cataract Surgery

3. Cataract Surgery Femtosecond

4. Femtosecond Lasers for Cataract Surgery Technology

5. Femtosecond Laser for Cataract

Companies Mentioned:

        - AISIN / IMRA Femtolite F / H
        - Abbott
        - Bioptigen
        - Biovision
        - Calmar Laser
        - Family
        - Market Participants
        - Novartis / Alcon
        - Novartis / Alcon
        - Ophtec Artisan R
        - OptiMedica
        - Raydiance 5-60
        - Staar Surgical 5-66
        - Valeant / Bausch & Lomb
        - WaveTec Vision
        - Zeiss

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