Corneal Transplantation Market Size & Analysis | Report 2028

Corneal Transplantation Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Penetrating Keratoplasty, Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK), Corneal Limbal Stem Cell Transplant, and Others), Indication (Fungal Corneal Ulcer, Fuchs Dystrophy, Keratoconus, Keratitis, and Others) End User (Hospitals, Eye Clinic, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers)

Publication Month : Feb 2022

  • Report Code : TIPRE00027244
  • Category : Medical Device
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 167
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The corneal transplantation market is projected to reach US$ 640.79 million by 2028 from US$ 420.71 million in 2021; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% during 2021 to 2028.

A cornea transplant (keratoplasty) is a surgical treatment that involves removing a portion of the cornea and replacing it with corneal tissue from a donor. The transparent, dome-shaped surface of the eye is known as the cornea. It is a large aspect of the eye's ability to see clearly because it is where light enters the eye. A cornea transplant can enhance the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea while also restoring vision and reducing pain.

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Corneal Transplantation Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 420.71 Million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 640.79 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 6.2% during 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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The growth of the corneal transplantation market is attributed to the increasing incidence of eye diseases, and the rising geriatric population. However, the risks associated with Corneal Transplantation and shortage of donor material hampers the market growth.    

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Market Insights

Surge in Geriatric Population

The geriatric patient population is growing rapidly worldwide due to a significant rise in the subset of patients older than 80. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 54.1 million people were aged 65 and above in 2019 (up from 39.6 million in 2020). The population will reach 80.8 million by 2040 and 94.7 million by 2060. As the number of geriatric people increases, the demands of this group for healthcare services also continue to grow. The aging of an ocular surface and corneal tissues, and the consequent impairment of visual functions lead to severe eye diseases and a significant impact on vision. The conditions that affect these vital parts of the eye place a critical medical and socioeconomic burden on society. Thus, the increase in the population of elderlies is driving the overall growth of the corneal transplant market.

Type-Based Insights

Based on type, the global corneal transplantation market has been segmented into penetrating keratoplasty, Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK), Corneal Limbal Stem Cell Transplant, and others. The penetrating keratoplasty segment held the largest share of the market in 2021 and is anticipated to register the CAGR of 6.4% in the market during the forecast period.   

Corneal Transplantation Market, by Type – 2021 and 2028

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Indication-Based Insights

Based on indication, the global corneal transplantation market is segmented into fungal corneal ulcer, Fuchs dystrophy, keratoconus, keratitis, and others. The Fuchs dystrophy segment held the largest share of the market in 2021 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.8% in the market during the forecast period.

End User -Based Insights

Based on end user, the Corneal Transplantations market is segmented hospitals, eye clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers. The hospital segment held the largest share of the market in 2021 and is estimated to register the highest CAGR of 6.1% in the market during the forecast period.

Product launches and approvals are commonly adopted strategies by companies to expand their global footprints and product portfolios. Moreover, the corneal transplantation market players focus on the partnership strategy to expand their clientele, which, in turn, permits them to maintain their brand name across the world.

Company Profiles

  • CorneaGen
  • Alcon Inc
  • Florida Lions Eye Bank
  • Corneat Vision
  • Aurolab, Keramed, Inc.
  • Cornea Biosciences, Inc.
  • Eyemedics
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Lifeline Scientific, Inc.
  • San Diego Eye Bank
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type, Indication, End User

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What is corneal transplantation?

Corneal transplantation is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced with donated corneal tissue. When the entire cornea is replaced, it is called penetrating keratoplasty, and when only part of the cornea is replaced, it is called lamellar keratoplasty (LK).

What are the driving factors for the corneal transplantation market?

Key factors that are driving the growth of the corneal transplantation market over years are the increasing incidence of eye diseases and surge in geriatric population.

Which type led the market?

The penetrating keratoplasty segment dominated the corneal transplantation market and held the largest market share of 46.25% in 2021.

Which indication led the market?

The Fuchs dystrophy segment dominated the corneal transplantation market and held the largest market share of 42.24% in 2021.

Which end-user held the largest share in the market?

The hospitals segment dominated the corneal transplantation market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 51.68% in 2021.

Who are the key players in the corneal transplantation market?

The corneal transplantation market majorly consists of the players such CorneaGen, Alcon Inc., Florida Lions Eye Bank, Corneat Vision, Aurolab, Keramed, Inc., Cornea Biosciences, Inc., Lifeline Scientific, Inc.; Eyemedics, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and San Diego Eye Bank among others.

What is the market scenario of corneal transplantation?

Corneal transplantation market is segmented by geography into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South and Central America. North America held the largest market share for corneal transplantation. The United States held the largest market in North America for corneal transplantation, and the market is expected to grow due to the rising prevalence of eye diseases such as keratoconus, Fuchs dystrophy, and infectious keratitis. In the USA, a study found a prevalence of 54.5 per 100,000 people. Also, the country has a significantly growing geriatric population, which is expected to lead the corneal transplantation procedures. However, Asia Pacific registered as the fastest-growing region in the global corneal transplantation market. The growth of the corneal transplantations market is expected to grow due to the rising prevalence of eye diseases and related factors. In China, eye diseases such as uncorrected sight problems, limited access to ophthalmologists in rural parts are driving the market growth. Whereas in Japan, the cost of eye health is rising significantly, and in India, the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy is growing exponentially. Also, factors such as the rising geriatric population in South Korea and global initiatives such as Vision 2020 Australia in Australia are likely to support the growth of the market during the forecast period.

The List of Companies - Corneal Transplantation Market

  1. CorneaGen
  2. Alcon Inc.               
  3. Florida Lions Eye Bank
  4. Corneat Vision
  5. Aurolab    
  6. KERAMED, INC.     
  7. CORNEA BIOSCIENCES, INC.            
  8. EYEMEDICS            
  9. Massachusetts Eye and Ear              
  10. Lifeline Scientific, Inc.        
  11. San Diego Eye Bank

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