The big names in the ophthalmic microscopy space

The ophthalmic microscopy market – taking a look at the big names

Ryan Tosh, Account Manager for Meditech at FMC Global Talent.
Ryan Tosh, Account Manager for Meditech at FMC Global Talent.

When it comes to the world of surgical ophthalmic microscopes, there are two big names in the market – Leica Microsystems and Carl Zeiss Meditec. Both companies offer state of the art, innovative ophthalmic microscopy products.

Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss are known for their innovation and new ideas. They are one of those brands that everyone knows! They offer cutting edge equipment alongside providing support to their customers. They are always one step ahead of the competition.

Zeiss’ OPMI LUMERA range of ophthalmic microscopes sit in their surgical microscope portfolio, alongside those used in neurosurgery, spinal surgeries and ENT.

The microscopes themselves have crystal clear resolution, help to increase workflow efficiency through integration software and have surgery visualisation software built in.

Leica Microsystems

Leica consistently perform highly in the market and offer a large portfolio of devices across the globe. They offer a range of training and support for their customers, and their slogan ‘with the user, for the user’ really rings true. This is why they are a key player in the industry.

The PROVEO 8 is their ophthalmic microscopy offering and, like Zeiss, sits within a wider range of operating microscopes.

Leica’s ophthalmic microscope is for use in both anterior and posterior surgeries, boasting features such as adjustable illumination, texture view in images and collaboration software.

They’re not the only ones wanting a slice of the action

In such an innovative market, there’s bound to be competition in terms of creating the newest technologies. Whilst Leica and Zeiss certainly have the largest product portfolios in this area, the following companies all offer innovations in the ophthalmic microscopes market:

  • Takagi – OM range
  • Alcon – LuxOR range
  • Seiler – Evolution range
  • Topcon – OMS range
  • Haag-Streit – Allegra

What does this mean for surgeons and patients?

Ultimately, a market full of cutting-edge technology is beneficial to both patients and ophthalmic surgeons. The different features and price points of tech in the market means that there’s a microscope to suit basically every need.

All of the key players in the market take feedback from their clients and customers and adapt their products to suit the needs of the user – this ultimately support their patients. Either way all these players offer fantastic products which change the ophthalmic industry on a regular basis, I look forward to understanding this market in more depth and I know this is the future of the medical industry as we know it.

Recruitment in the market

These big names in ophthalmic microscopes will benefit from finding it easier to recruit due to them being seen as an innovative, exciting brand. With 65% of talent in the space considering brand to be important to them when looking for a new role, these companies are bound to be seen as attractive.

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in finding out more about the big names, their technologies and the recruitment landscape in the ophthalmology space, you can download our Eye Care Talent Report 2018 here. Inside you’ll find insight on salaries, recruitment trends and more.