The global tonometer market displayed robust growth in assessment years. Tonometer is used to measure intraocular pressure of fluid within the eye. This pressure build-up of extra fluid within the eye damages the optic nerve and signals the onset of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease of the eye wherein the optic nerve gets damaged. The initial worries of damaged optic nerve could lead to seriousness if not attended early causing early peripheral vision loss and later complete loss of vision.
Tonometer conducts tests to measure resistance of cornea to indentation by measuring intraocular pressure. Normally, intraocular pressure lies between 12 to 22mm Hg and tonometer is calibrated in mmHg that serves as the unit of measurement of intraocular pressure. On an average, an estimated 2.2 million people suffer from eye disease, namely open-angle glaucoma. In US, glaucoma leads second in imparting blindness to people after macular degeneration.
Globally, glaucoma is second leading contributor to blindness after cataract. Mostly finding domination in African Americans, glaucoma is six to seven times more common in African Americans than in Caucasians. Glaucoma is more prevalent in people above sixty years and above age group and this act as a source of growth because geriatric population is on the rise and glaucoma is known to affect people above sixty years of age.
On the other hand, eye diseases such as chronic eye disorders have an increasing market for tonometer. Growth of diabetics in numbers with suggestions of glaucoma being an inherited disease creates rapid growth for tonometer market. However, restraints to tonometer market with possibilities of infection or corneal abrasion in using contact tonometer and non-contact type tonometer that provide low accuracy in intraocular pressure measurement are potential drawbacks for growth of market.
Segmentation of tonometer market by product type includes applanation tonometer, Pascal dynamic contour tonometer, rebound tonometer and indentation tonometer. Applanation tonometer is segmented into contact type and noncontact type. The contact tonometer includes Goldman applanation tonometer, Perkins tonometer, Tonopen Pneumotonometer and Mackay-Marg Tonometer.
Noncontact tonometer includes Grolman tonometer or airpuff tonometer and ocular response analyzer. Growth in North America is due to major investments in healthcare segment in US and latest strides in technology. Asia Pacific and Europe are close on the heels of growing US market because of growing population by numbers. Key players in tonometer market include Topcon Corporation, Oculus, Inc., Keeler Ltd. and Nidek Medical India Pvt. Ltd.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Tonometer in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Global Tonometer market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Contact Tonometer
• Non-Contact Tonometer
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
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