The global medical fiber optics market was valued at USD 4.63 billion in 2022 and it is predicted to surpass around USD 8.38 billion by 2032 with a CAGR of 6.11% from 2023 to 2032.
|Market Size in 2022||USD 4.63 billion|
|Revenue Forecast by 2032||USD 8.38 billion|
|Growth rate from 2023 to 2032||CAGR of 6.11%|
|Forecast Period||2023 to 2032|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa|
|Companies Covered||Integra Lifesciences Corporation; Fiberoptics Technology Incorporated (Fti); AFL; Coherent, Inc.; Timbercon, Inc.; Gulf Fiberoptics; LEONI, Newport Corporation; SCHOTT; Amphenol Corporation; LEMO, Hirose Electric Co. Ltd.; Fischer Connectors SA; ODU GmbH & Co. KG; Smiths Interconnect; Molex, LLC|
The growing prevalence of chronic conditions such as cancer, technological advancements in medical devices, awareness regarding minimally invasive surgeries, and rapidly advancing healthcare infrastructure are some of the key factors which are projected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. Besides, the COVID-19 pandemic had a slight negative impact on the growth of the market. Factors such as the cancellation of non-essential surgical procedures like dentistry, and cosmetology negatively impacted the growth of the medical fiber optics market. However, the use of optic fibers-based biosensors for the detection of COVID-19 had a positive impact on the market growth.
Moreover, the adoption of lasers in dentistry and cosmetology due to better and promising patient outcomes is expected to boost the market growth. Lasers are used in cosmetology for permanent hair removal and tattoo removal, and both procedures are increasing at a considerable rate. For instance, according to an article by Astanza, 23% of the population with tattoos later experience regret. Moreover, medical applications of laser technology include eye correction surgeries, tumor removal, kidney stone removal, and varicose vein treatment. The use of lasers prevents bleeding and promotes faster healing, which is expected to drive their adoption. For instance, the use of lasers in LASIK eye surgeries improves the precision of the procedure.
The rising number of minimally invasive surgeries performed globally is projected to drive the demand for sensors, miniaturized optical cameras, and optic fibers, thereby driving the growth of the medical fiber optics market. Minimally invasive surgeries offer advantages such as faster recovery, smaller incisions, and shorter hospital stays, which are expected to drive their adoption. The surgeries are performed for multiple conditions such as abdominal issues, hip and knee replacements, and certain types of cancers. Endoscopic surgery is the most common type of minimally invasive surgery in the U.S., with more than 20 million endoscopy surgeries being performed every year according to an article by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Despite several advantages, the adoption of some medical fiber optics is limited in developing and underdeveloped nations due to the high costs of the fibers. Moreover, the high cost of raw materials and high transportation costs further add up to their manufacturing costs thereby, increasing the final product price. The high maintenance costs of medical devices further add up to the cost of devices. In addition, the shortage of healthcare professionals is expected to negatively impact the growth of the market as skilled professionals are required for handling the devices.
Medical Fiber Optics Market Segmentations:
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