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Global Ophthalmic Lasers Industry
Date:3/8/2012

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Table 3: Worldwide Distribution of 65+ Population by Region/

Country: 2010 4

Ophthalmic Fact File 4

Recession Impacts Demand for Ophthalmic Lasers 5

Advancements Spur Growth 5

Ophthalmology Laser Market Surges Ahead with Improvements in

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) 5

Monovision Laser Surgery - Another Growth Driver 5

Femtosecond Laser - A Major Innovation in Surgical Ophthalmology 6

Femtosecond Lasers Versus Manual Surgery 6

 

2. LASER IN OPHTHALMOLOGY 7

Ophthalmic Lasers - An Overview 7

Photocoagulating Ophthalmic Lasers 7

Photodisruptive Ophthalmic Lasers 8

Photoablative Ophthalmic Lasers 8

Classification of Laser 8

Excimer laser 8

Krypton Laser 8

Argon Laser 9

Advantages of Ophthalmic Laser Treatment 9

Application Markets 9

Glaucoma Laser Therapy 9

Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma 9

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 10

Intraocular Tumors 10

Refractive Surgery 11

History and Growth 11

Use of Lasers in Refractive Surgery 11

Photorefractive Keratectomy 11

Photoablative Refractive Keratectomy (PRK) 11

Laser Thermokeratoplasty (LTK) 11

LASIK Refractive Surgery 12

A Drawback of the Traditional LASIK Procedure 12

Custom LASIK - A New Milestone 12

Femtosecond Laser - A New Innovation 13

 

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 14

 

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES & TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS 21

 

 

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 25

 

1. THE UNITED STATES 25

Market Overview 25

Table 4: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Ophthalmic Lasers with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million

for Years 2010 through 2015 25

Slowdown in the US Laser Eye Surgeries Market Due to Recession 25

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