Global Intraocular Lenses Report 2013-2018

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Dublin, Nov. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Intraocular Lenses Report 2013-2018" report to their offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Intraocular Lenses in US$ Million and Thousand Units by the following Product Segments:

  • Standard Intraocular Lenses
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses.

The report profiles 36 companies including many key and niche players such as

  • Aaren Scientific, Inc.
  • Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
  • Alcon, Inc.
  • Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Hoya Corporation
  • Rayner Intraocular Lenses Limited
  • STAAR Surgical Company
  • The HumanOptics AG.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting
  • Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Intraocular Lenses I-3
  • Standard Intraocular Lenses I-3
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses I-3
  • Toric Intraocular Lenses I-4
  • Other Premium Intraocular Lenses I-4
  • Premium Monofocal Lenses I-4
  • Multifocal IOLs I-4
  • Accommodative IOLs I-4

II. Executive Summary


  • Current & Future Analysis II-2
  • Developed Countries Dominate, While Emerging Markets Drive Growth II-2
  • US - Leading the Way in the Global IOLs Market II-2
  • Premium Products Drive Revenue Growth II-3
  • Premium Lens Take the Brunt of Weaker Economic Environment II-4
  • Outlook II-4
  • Dramatic Growth in Aging Population to Fuel Growth II-5
  • Product -Level Market Dynamics II-5
  • Major Market Drivers and Restraints in a Gist II-6
  • Driving Factors II-6
  • Restraining Factors II-6


  • Intraocular Lenses: A Market Primer II-7
  • The Epic Transition from Non-foldable to Foldable Continues II-7
  • Cataract in Tandem with Old Age II-8
  • A Glimpse of Cataract Procedures Worldwide II-8
  • Where the Growth Lies II-10
  • Target Customer Groups & their Requirement Patterns II-10
  • Technological Innovations: A Boon to the IOL Industry II-10
  • Lasers: The High-Tech Solution II-11
  • Viscosurgery: A Safer Alternative II-11
  • Low Energy Methods for Cataract Removal II-11


  • New Product Innovations in Accommodative IOLs Pep-Up the Market II-12
  • PC-IOLs: Raising the Standard II-12
  • Promising Pipeline for PC-IOLs II-12
  • Accommodative IOLs or Multifocal IOLS, the Tussle Carries On II-12
  • Post-operative Refractive Errors - A Concern for Premium IOLs II-13
  • Adjustable IOLs - Addressing Refractive Concerns of IOLs II-14
  • Debate Continues on Whether UV Protection is Essential in IOLs II-14
  • The Blue Light Saga II-14
  • US Lags Behind Europe in IOL Approvals II-15
  • US & Europe Divided on Choice of Phakic IOL Options II-15
  • Reimbursement Programs - The Key Determinant for Advanced IOLs II-16
  • IOL Reimbursement - A Comparison between the US and European Systems II-16


  • A Peek into the Global IOL Competitive Landscape II-17
  • Alcon - The Global Leader in Cataract Surgery Devices II-17
  • AMO - Product Development and Global Expansion to Drive Sales II-18
  • STAAR Surgical - Eyeing an Increased Role in IOL Market II-18
  • Visian ICL Dominates Global Phakic IOLs Market II-19


  • Multifocal IOLs II-20
  • Multifocal Lenses - Bridging Gap between Conventional and Accommodative IOLs II-20
  • List of Select Approved and Under-Development Multifocal IOLs II-20
  • Overview of Select Multifocal IOLs II-20
  • ReZoom® (Abbott Medical Optics) II-20
  • ReSTOR® (Alcon) II-20
  • Tecnis® (Abbott Medical Optics) II-21
  • Tecnis Vs. ReSTOR II-21
  • A Comparison of Major Multifocal IOLs - ReSTOR, ReZoom and Tecnis Multifocal II-21
  • AcrySof IQ ReSTOR IOL - Types II-22
  • Lentis MPlus (Oculentis) II-22
  • AT LISA (Carl Ziess Meditec) II-22
  • FineVision (PhysIOL) II-22
  • Accommodative Intraocular lenses II-23
  • Mechanisms in Accommodative IOL Creation II-23
  • Accommodative Lenses and Their Need II-24
  • List of Select Approved and Under-Development Accommodative IOLs II-24
  • Overview of Select Accommodative IOLs II-25
  • Crystalens® (Bausch & Lomb) II-25
  • Crystalens - A Brief History II-25
  • Synchrony (AMO/Visiogen) II-25
  • The Need for a Suitable Injector II-26
  • Femtosecond Laser-Based Capsulorhexis - Further Increasing Efficient of Synchrony II-26
  • Myriad Studies Acknowledge Synchrony's Efficacy II-26
  • Tetraflex (Lenstec) II-26
  • Tetraflex - Awaiting FDA Nod in the US II-27
  • FluidVision Lens (PowerVision) II-27
  • Assessing the Strengths of FluidVision . II-28
  • DynaCurve (NuLens Ltd.) II-28
  • Concerns Drive Changes in Initial Product Design for DynaCurve II-29
  • Near Vision - The Key Target for DynaCurve II-29
  • Tek-Clear IOL (Tekia) II-29
  • 1CU Lens (HumanOptics AG) II-30
  • A Comparison of Major Accommodative IOLs - Crystalens, Synchrony and Tetraflex II-30
  • Monofocal Lenses II-30
  • Monofocal IOLs - Fighting for Attention II-30
  • Monofocal Lenses - Advantages and Disadvantages II-31
  • Advantages II-31
  • Disadvantages II-31
  • Europe Takes the Front Seat in Monofocal IOLs II-31
  • Overview of Select Monofocal Lens II-31
  • EC-3 Lenses (Aaren Scientific) II-31
  • Clinical Data II-32
  • iSymm Lens (Hoya Optics) II-32
  • iSymm IOL II-32
  • iSert IOL II-32
  • Softec HD (Lenstec) II-33
  • Toric IOLs II-33
  • Toric Intraocular Lenses - Gaining Impetus II-33
  • Wide Range of Power and Improved Surgical Procedures Drive Volumes of Toric Lenses II-34
  • List of Select Approved and Under-Development Toric IOLs II-34
  • Overview of Select Toric Lenses II-35
  • STAAR Toric IOL (STAARSurgical) II-35
  • Acri.Comfort and Acri.LISA Toric Lenses (Acri.Tec AG/Carl Zeiss Meditec) II-35
  • MicroSil Toric IOL (HumanOptics) II-35
  • AcrySof Toric IOL (Alcon Laboratories Inc.) II-35
  • LENTIS Unico (Oculentis) II-36
  • Rayner T-flex Toric (Rayner) II-36
  • Phakic IOLs II-36
  • List of Select Approved and Under-Development Phakic IOLs II-36
  • A Comparison of Approved and Under-Development Phakic IOLs - Verisyse/Artisan, Veriflex/Artiflex, Visian ICL and Cachet IOL II-37
  • Potential Issues with Alcon's Cachet IOL II-37
  • Veriflex - A Versatile Innovation II-37
  • Will the New Phakic IOLs be the Game Changer? II-37
  • Aspheric IOLs II-38
  • Aspheric Lenses Revolutionizing Vision II-38
  • List of Select Marketed Aspheric IOLs II-38
  • Overview of Select Aspheric Lenses II-39
  • aKromalens SeeLens AC (Hanita) II-39
  • nanoFLEX IOL (STAAR Surgical) II-39
  • Micro-Incision IOLs II-39
  • Available Products that Support MICS II-39
  • Acri.Smart Lens (Acri Tec GmbH, Germany) II-39
  • SlimFlex® (PhysIOL, Belgium) II-40
  • Idea' Lens (Xcelens S.A, Switzerland) II-40
  • ThinOptX (ThinOptX, US) II-40
  • ELENZA's Electronic IOL - a New Revolution in the Making II-40
  • Evolution of Lens Material II-41
  • Various Materials Used in IOLs & their Characteristics II-41
  • Rigid PMMA acrylic II-41
  • Foldable Acrylics II-42
  • Silicone Elastomers II-42
  • Major Differentiating Characteristics II-43
  • Refractive Index II-43
  • Glass Transition Temperature II-43
  • Water Content II-43
  • Postoperative Calcification II-43
  • Glisterings II-43


  • Evolution of Intraocular Lenses II-44
  • Structure of IOL II-44
  • Types of IOLs II-44
  • Classification Based on Material Used II-44
  • PMMA II-45
  • Silicones II-45
  • Flexible Acrylic II-45
  • Hydrogels II-45
  • Polymer with Thermo Mechanical Properties II-45
  • Classification Based on In-Situ Location II-45
  • Anterior Chamber IOLs II-45
  • Iris-Clip Lens II-46
  • Posterior Chamber IOLs II-46
  • Classification Based on Focus II-46
  • Monofocal IOLs II-46
  • Standard Monofocal IOLs II-46
  • Premium Lenses II-47
  • Premium Monofocal Lenses II-47
  • Multifocal IOLs II-47
  • Types of Multifocal Lenses II-47
  • Accommodative IOLs II-47
  • Toric IOLs II-48
  • Phakic IOLs II-48
  • Types of Phakic IOLs II-48
  • A Comparison of Four Key IOL Types - Standard Monofocal IOLs, Toric IOLs (Premium), Multifocal IOLs and Accommodative IOLs II-49
  • The Formation of Cataract II-49
  • Astigmatism II-49
  • Presbyopia II-50
  • Cataract Extraction Procedures II-50
  • Intracapsular Cataract Extraction II-50
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE) II-50
  • Phacoemulsification II-50
  • Post Cataract Extraction: The Alternatives II-50
  • Intraocular Lenses: A Much Better Solution II-51
  • A Retrospection II-51


  • Changes in the Size of Capsulorhexis Following IOL Implantation II-52
  • Effect of Anterior Chamber Baikoff Phakic IOLs on the Cornea II-52
  • Posterior Chamber IOL Fixed Sclerally for Children with Monocular Aphakia II-52
  • Aging of the Ciliary Sulcus on the Placement of Posterior Chamber IOLs II-52
  • Cystic Epithelial Downgrowth: A Complication of Intraocular Surgery II-52
  • Occurrence of Endophthalmitis After Secondary IOL Implantations II-52
  • Effect of Implantation of Silicone IOLs through Different Types of Incisions II-53
  • Width of the Anterior Capsule Opening After IOL Implantations II-53
  • Evaluation of the Cellular Reaction on the Surface of PMMA IOLs II-53
  • Incidence of Glaucoma in Children after Cataract Extraction & IOL Implantation II-53
  • Effect of Incision Length During IOL Implantation On Corneal Astigmatism II-53
  • Occurrence of Capsular Capture During Silicone IOL Implants II-54
  • Evaluation of the Anis Circular Lens II-54
  • Effect of Foldable Intraocular Lens Insertion On Incision Width II-54
  • Corneal Complications After Cataract & IOL Surgery II-54
  • Side Effects of Oval IOLs Implantation II-54
  • Effects of Phacoemulsification & Small-incision IOL Implantation on Incision Width II-55
  • Capsular Fibrotic Changes II-55
  • Suitable Lens After Cataract Surgery: Multifocal or Monofocal ? II-55
  • Aspheric IOL Improves Visual Performance II-55


  • IOL Compressibility Test II-56
  • IOL Vault Testing II-56
  • Haptic Fatigue Testing II-56
  • Dardenne Testing II-56
  • Process of IOL Approval II-56


  • STAAR Surgical Obtains Approval for nanoFLEX™ Toric Collamer® IOL in Europe II-57
  • Lenstec Launches Softec HD Oval IOL in the US II-57
  • Bausch & Lomb Rolls Out TORIC Version of enVista IOL in Europe II-57
  • Bausch & Lomb Gains FDA Clearance for enVista IOL II-57
  • Carl Zeiss Launches AT LISA tri 839MP II-57
  • FDA Approves Hoya's iSymm™ and iSert™ IOLs II-58
  • Abbott Launches TECNIS® Toric 1-Piece IOL in Canada II-58
  • STAAR Surgical Receives CE Mark for KS-SP Preloaded Single Piece Hydrophobic Acrylic IOL II-58
  • STAAR Surgical Receives Approval for Visian® ICL™ V4 in Brazil II-58
  • EU Awards CE Mark to nanoFLEX™ Collamer® IOL (EU) II-58
  • Bausch & Lomb Launches enVista IOL in Europe II-59
  • AMO Obtains FDA Clearance for TECNIS Multifocal 1-Piece IOL II-59
  • Abbott Unveils New Tecnis Toric IOL for European Eye Care Markets II-59
  • Aaren Receives US FDA Approval for EC-3 IOLs II-59
  • Alcon Launches AcrySof IQ ReSTORMultifocal Toric Outside US II-60
  • Lenstec Receives FDA Nod forSoftec HD™ IOL II-60
  • Bausch & Lomb Unveils Crystalens® AO II-60
  • Abbott Obtains FDA Approval for TECNIS Multifocal 1-Piece IOL II-60
  • STAAR Receives Approval for Marketing Visian ICL in Japan II-61
  • STAAR Unveils NTIOL Approved nanoFLEX IOL II-61
  • Bausch & Lomb Rolls Out Akreos® MICS™ Lens II-61
  • STAAR Surgical Unveils Afinity™ Collamer Aspheric Single Piece NTIOL II-61
  • Alcon Receives US FDA Approval for Aspheric AcrySof IQ Toric IOL II-61
  • Bausch & Lomb Secures FDA Approval for Marketing Crystalens HD in Quarter Diopter Steps II-62
  • AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +3.0 Attains US FDA Approval II-62
  • AMO Secures US FDA Approval for TECNIS® Multifocal IOL II-62
  • STAAR's KS-Ni Preloaded Silicone IOL Injector System Receives Approval in Japan II-62
  • Hoya Surgical Optics Gets US FDA Approval for iSpheric™ Model YA-60BB IOL II-62


  • Lumetrics Acquires Assets of WaveFront Sciences II-63
  • Alcon to Use ContourGT-x8 from Bruker II-63
  • Elenza Inks Series B Financing Agreement with Investors II-63
  • Alcon and CIBAVISION Merge into Novartis II-64
  • Carl Zeiss Acquires IOL and OVD Businesses of Imex II-64
  • STAAR and Ellex Ink Distribution Agreement II-65
  • Advanced Vision Science and Bausch & Lomb Ink License Agreement II-65
  • Abbott Snaps Up Visiogen II-65
  • Abbott Pockets Eye Care Major Advanced Medical Optics II-66
  • AMO and Alcon Sign Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement II-66
  • Bausch & Lomb Pockets eyeonics II-66
  • STAAR Acquires Canon Staar II-66
  • AMO Inks Agreement with Bausch & Lomb II-67
  • Coherent Changes Name to Clarion II-67


  • Aaren Scientific, Inc. (US) II-68
  • Abbott Medical Optics, Inc. (US) II-68
  • Alcon, Inc. (US) II-69
  • Bausch & Lomb, Inc. (US) II-70
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (Germany) II-71
  • Hoya Corporation (Japan) II-72
  • OPHTEC BV (Netherlands) II-72
  • Rayner Intraocular Lenses Limited (The United Kingdom) II-73
  • STAAR Surgical Company (US) II-73
  • The HumanOptics AG (Germany) II-74


III. Market

1. The United States

2. Canada

3. Japan

4. Europe

5. Asia-Pacific

6. Latin America

7. Rest Of World

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 36 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 48)

  • The United States (20)
  • Canada (1)
  • Japan (6)
  • Europe (14)
  • - France (3)
  • - Germany (5)
  • - The United Kingdom (1)
  • - Rest of Europe (5)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (7)

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