Thursday, 13 August 2015

Global corneal contact lens driven by market innovations regarding their applications

Report Overview
Around the year 1950, an optometrist Kevin Tuohy from Oregon developed the first corneal contact lens. These are very thin plastic lens, often flexible (soft lenses) which floats on a layer of tears on the corneal surface of the eye and is named so since it covers only the eye. The corneal contact lens can be permanent requiring proper care and cleaning while the disposable are often worn continuously and thrown away after being removed.

These are needed in cases in which corneal injury occurs or used in several conditions such as entropies, tarsal scars, trachealis, post-surgical ptosis, recurrent corneal erosion, and surgical sutures.

Recent developments in corneal contact lens technology have resulted in various other surgical applications such as during vitreous surgery as it helps in offering excellent visualization of the fundus. Recently, researchers at Eye Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, developed a drying corneal contact lens to cover the corneal surface which is a thin meniscus lens made of quartz and  is designed to be zero for refractive power on the cornea. It is preferred to noncontact wide-angle viewing system, since the drying of the corneal surface in later reduces the visibility of the fundus. Since this corneal contact lens is so thin, it rarely hits the object lens and even accidently when it does so, this does not affect its functioning since the object lens is dry.

Such and other developments are covered by a recent report by Research Beam titled “Global Corneal Contact Lens Industry 2015 Deep Market Research Report”. The report makes an in-depth insight into key market drivers and restraints, current and future trends, detailed market segmentation and forecast, market strategies of key market players in terms of recent developments and growth prospects.

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