Rapid growth in the geriatric population, rising prevalence of eye diseases, limited number of ophthalmologists, government initiatives to encourage the adoption of EHR/EMR, and the increasing adoption of teleophthalmology are the factors driving the growth of the ophthalmology PACS market.
The global ophthalmology PACS market is projected to reach USD 160.2 million by 2023 from an estimated USD 106.6 million in 2018, at a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period.
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Based on type, the ophthalmology PACS market is segmented into standalone and integrated PACS. Among these, the integrated PACS segment is expected to command the largest share of the ophthalmology PACS market in 2018. The advantages associated with the use of integrated PACS, such as ease of deployment and use, easy interoperability, data security, portability, and cost-effectiveness are driving the growth of this segment.
Based on delivery model, the ophthalmology PACS market is segmented into on-premise and web/cloud-based models. The web/cloud-based PACS segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The high growth rate can be attributed to the fact that, these models do not require any significant setup charges. Maintenance and support service charges are also included in subscription fees, which make these delivery models more affordable for customers.
Based on end user, the ophthalmology PACS market is segmented into hospitals, specialty clinics & ambulatory surgery centers, and other end users. In 2018, the specialty clinics & ambulatory surgical centers segment is expected to command the largest share of the ophthalmology PACS market.
In 2018, North America is expected to command the largest share of the market. With the growing aging population and increasing incidence of age-related eye diseases.
The ophthalmology PACS market is marked by the presence of several big and small players. Prominent players in this market include Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (Germany), Topcon Corporation (Japan), Heidelberg Engineering (Germany), Sonomed Escalon (US), Visbion (UK), EyePACS (US), and IBM Corporation (Merge Healthcare) (US).