Brazil Ophthalmic Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Brazil Ophthalmic Devices Market is segmented by Devices (Surgical Devices, Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices, and Vision Correction Devices).

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 5.8 %

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Market Overview

The Brazilian ophthalmic devices market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period. Cataract, one of the leading causes of blindness in developing countries, is widely prevalent in Brazil. The ophthalmic device market in Brazil is expected to grow, due to the presence of a universal healthcare system providing coverage for the underserved, rising number of eye-related diseases and disorders, and greater awareness among people. According to ECLAC's 2014 Statistical yearbook for Latin America, the percentage of the aging population (above 65 years) is expected to almost double by 2030, from 6.9% in 2010. Furthermore, the increasing availability of new ophthalmic devices and advanced techniques are favoring the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, the term ophthalmic devices refers to devices that are used in ophthalmic diagnostics, monitoring, and ophthalmic surgeries, along with devices used for vision correction, such as contact lenses. The Brazilian ophthalmic devices market is segmented by device type and vision care.

By Devices
Surgical Devices
Glaucoma Drainage Devices
Glaucoma Stents and Implants
Intraocular Lenses
Other Surgical Devices
Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices
Autorefractors and Keratometers
Corneal Topography Systems
Ophthalmic Ultrasound Imaging Systems
Optical Coherence Tomography Scanners
Other Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices
Vision Correction Devices
Contact Lenses

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Key Market Trends

Contact Lenses Segment is Expected to Hold a Major Market Share in the Brazil Ophthalmic Devices Market

The factors attributing to the dominance of the contact lenses segment are good awareness regarding the availability of contact lenses and their advantages. Rising eye-related disorders population is also driving the contact lenses segment, while the aging population is expected to burden all areas of healthcare. The contact lenses are expected to show growth in the near future due to their convenience and lack of requirement for daily cleaning, while also considered safer for the eye as they reduce the risk of allergies and infections.

According to the World Population Ageing 2019 report, in Brazil, the population aged 65 years or over in 2019 was 19.526 million (9.3%), and this number is projected to reach 30.413 million (13.6%) in 2030. The number of the elderly population is expected to grow in the coming years, and the elderly population is more prone to eye disorders, which ultimately drives the market in the future. Furthermore, expected innovation in the coming years is likely to focus mainly on disposable lenses, and technological advancements in this segment are expected to boost the market over the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The Brazilian ophthalmic devices market is consolidated and is highly competitive. The Brazilian market is dominated by a few global players. Most of the complex surgical, monitoring, and diagnostic devices are imported from developed countries, especially from the United States. Most of the global firms have a direct presence in Brazil, with some operating through a network of local distributors.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Eye Disease

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Availability of New Technological Advancements in Ophthalmic Devices

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Risk Associated with Eye Surgery

      2. 4.3.2 Shortage of Skilled Professionals

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Devices

      1. 5.1.1 Surgical Devices

        1. Glaucoma Drainage Devices

        2. Glaucoma Stents and Implants

        3. Intraocular Lenses

        4. Lasers

        5. Other Surgical Devices

      2. 5.1.2 Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices

        1. Autorefractors and Keratometers

        2. Corneal Topography Systems

        3. Ophthalmic Ultrasound Imaging Systems

        4. Ophthalmoscopes

        5. Optical Coherence Tomography Scanners

        6. Other Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices

      3. 5.1.3 Vision Correction Devices

        1. Spectacles

        2. Contact Lenses


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Alcon Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Bausch & Lomb Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

      4. 6.1.4 Essilor International SA

      5. 6.1.5 HAAG-Streit Group

      6. 6.1.6 Johnson & Johnson

      7. 6.1.7 Nidek Co. Ltd

      8. 6.1.8 Topcon Corporation

      9. 6.1.9 Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Brazil Ophthalmic Devices Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Brazil Ophthalmic Devices Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.8% over the next 5 years.

Alcon Inc., Bausch & Lomb Inc., Essilor International SA, Johnson & Johnson, Nidek Co. Ltd are the major companies operating in Brazil Ophthalmic Devices Market.

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