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UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market to grow with a CAGR of 5.14%

Increasing healthcare infrastructure and a supportive regulatory environment are the major drivers for the UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market.

According to TechSci Research report, “UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market Industry Size, Share, Trends, Competition, Opportunity and Forecast, 2018-2028”, UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market has valued at USD 0.68 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to witness an impressive growth in the forecast period with a CAGR of 5.14% through 2028. This can be due to collaborations and partnerships among leading companies with a diverse approach to merge the expertise of individual companies and to strengthen their position.

The integration of teleophthalmology plays a crucial role in driving the demand for ophthalmic equipment. Teleophthalmology, which involves the use of telecommunication technologies for remote eye care services, contributes to increased accessibility, efficiency, and reach of eye care. Teleophthalmology allows healthcare professionals to remotely conduct diagnostic assessments and monitor eye conditions. The demand for ophthalmic equipment such as digital retinal cameras, fundus cameras, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices increases as these tools are essential for capturing high-quality images remotely. Ophthalmic equipment used for digital imaging, including retinal imaging systems and cameras, becomes essential for capturing images and transmitting them for remote consultations. The demand for high-resolution imaging equipment grows to ensure accurate assessments during teleconsultations.

Teleophthalmology facilitates eye care services in underserved or remote areas where access to traditional eye care facilities may be limited. The demand for portable and easy-to-use ophthalmic equipment has become significant for outreach programs and mobile teleophthalmology units. Ophthalmic equipment that supports real-time collaboration and sharing of diagnostic information becomes crucial in teleophthalmology. This includes tools for live video consultations, secure data transmission, and collaborative platforms that enhance communication between healthcare professionals.

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In August 2021, Valiant Clinic and Hospital, a leading multi-specialty boutique hospital based in Dubai, has partnered with Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai to bring over two centuries of renowned expertise in eye care to its patients. Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, an integrated branch of Moorfields London, provides exceptional diagnosis and treatment for eye diseases, offering a wide range of services now accessible at Valiant Clinic & Hospital. The collaborative services encompass optometrist assessments for glasses or contact lens prescriptions, diagnostic procedures and scans tailored to individual patient needs, and comprehensive consultations with ophthalmologists for patients requiring eye examinations.

Economic factors present challenges in the UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market. Changes in currency exchange rates can impact on the cost of importing ophthalmic equipment. Fluctuations may affect the pricing strategies of manufacturers and suppliers, potentially leading to changes in equipment costs for healthcare providers. Economic conditions, including inflation and the overall cost of living, can influence the purchasing power of both healthcare institutions and individuals. High inflation rates may lead to increased operational costs for healthcare providers, impacting their ability to invest in new ophthalmic equipment. During economic downturns or periods of financial uncertainty, healthcare providers may become more conservative in their spending. Capital investments in expensive ophthalmic equipment may be delayed or reconsidered, affecting market demand. Economic conditions can impact the availability and cost of financing for healthcare institutions looking to invest in ophthalmic equipment. Difficulty in accessing affordable financing options may hinder capital expenditure plans.

UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market is segmented based on Product, Application, End User, and by region.  

Based on the Product, UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market is segmented into Vision Care Products, Ophthalmology Surgical Devices, Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices, Others. Ophthalmology surgical devices are specialized instruments and equipment used by eye surgeons, particularly ophthalmologists, for various surgical procedures related to the eyes. These devices are designed to facilitate precise and delicate interventions, ranging from routine eye surgeries to complex procedures. Phacoemulsification Systems are used in cataract surgery, these systems utilize ultrasound energy to break up and emulsify the cloudy lens, allowing for its removal. Handpieces, ultrasonic probes, irrigation/aspiration systems, and control consoles are its components.

Based on Region, Abu Dhabi region held the largest share in the UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market. Abu Dhabi is a hub for medical tourism, it may attract patients seeking eye care services from other regions and even internationally. This could further drive the demand for high-quality ophthalmic equipment. Abu Dhabi hosts research and development centers or institutions focused on ophthalmic advancements, it can contribute to the region's dominance by fostering innovation and attracting investments. Collaborations between healthcare institutions, government bodies, and private sector entities in Abu Dhabi may contribute to the region's leadership in the ophthalmic equipment market. Such partnerships can enhance the accessibility and quality of eye care services.

Some of the major companies operating in the UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market include:

  • Alcon Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Middle East FZ-LLC
  • CooperVision UAE
  • Bausch Health Companies, Inc UAE
  • Carl Zeiss Vision MENA FZE
  • Glaukos Corporation UAE
  • Atlas Medical FZCO
  • Nidek UAE (Abtahi Medical)


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“Certain areas, particularly in Dubai, are projected to exert significant demand for Ophthalmic Equipment. The growth in the competitive landscape and the presence of well-established companies in the market, committed to enhance the overall wellbeing of people each year, are expected to contribute to a remarkable growth of the UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market in the forecast period," said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based Global management consulting firm.

UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market by Product (Vision Care Products, Ophthalmology Surgical Devices, Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices, Others), By Application (Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Cataract, Retinal Detachment, Others), By End User (Hospitals & Clinics, Ambulatory Care Centers, Others), By Region, By Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2018-2028F has evaluated the future growth potential of UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market and provides statistics & information on market size, structure, and future market growth. The report intends to provide innovative market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges, and opportunities in UAE Ophthalmic Equipment Market.


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