Published on : Mar 18, 2016
The global medical cameras and microscopes market is one of the fastest growing markets in the global medical cameras segment. Every year, the number of medical surgeries and operations performed are growing at a fast pace. Similarly, an increase in the occurrence of diseases such as cancer is registering more demand for pathological microscopes. Going forward, all these factors are expected to boost the global medical cameras and microscopes market.
Two most Common Medical Conditions Expected to Register Demand for Medical Cameras and Microscopes
- Cancer: As per the National Cancer Institute, cancer is amongst the leading causes of deaths across the globe. In 2012, approximately around 14 million new patients were detected with cancer and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths were registered from across the globe. Unfortunately, due to living habits of people, the number is expected to increase in the years to come. This is predicted to propel the global medical cameras and microscopes market in the coming few years.
- Cataract: The number of people aging above 60 years has doubled in the past few years. The possibility of people being detected with cataract is high among people aging above 60 years. As per the WHO estimates, around 32 million people will undergo cataract operations by 2020. Medical cameras and microscopes are used to manage cataract operations.
The increasing use of medical cameras and microscopes for managing many operations and surgeries has led to their increasing variety. Every surgery or operation is taken care of by a different medical camera or microscope. Pathology and surgical microscopes are two of the most commonly used types of microscopes. Pathology microscopes are used in hospital laboratories, physician offices, and diagnostic laboratories. Leading players in the global medical cameras and microscopes market are focusing on introducing new medical cameras meant for surgeries, dental operations, dermatology, pathology, and ophthalmology.
The increasing cost of medical cameras and microscopes and the need to have skilled professionals to handle these medical devices are expected to restrict the growth of the global medical cameras and microscope market in the years to come.