2018 Annual US Cataract Surgeon Survey Report
Since 2001 we have conducted annual surveys of US cataract surgeons on important issues regarding practice characteristics, product preferences, surgical techniques, and practice marketing. Our survey highlights practice patterns regarding presbyopia-correcting IOLs, aspheric IOLs, correction of astigmatism, and small-incision cataract surgery. We also measure market share by manufacturer, product, and market segment. Leading ophthalmic firms and organizations sponsor the survey in order to better understand industry dynamics and gain important insights into surgeons’ experiences and preferences, as well as emerging trends.
Market Scope surveyed US cataract surgeons during March and April 2018 to measure perceptions of ophthalmic manufacturers, practice patterns, product market share and plans for the coming year. We surveyed using paper surveys mailed to cataract surgeons and online to doctors registered at our PracticeScope.com web portal. We received 285 responses representing 382 US cataract surgeons (73 surveys were responses for a group of cataract surgeons). Cumulatively, surgeons replying to the survey reported performing 50,050 IOL surgical procedures or approximately 5 percent of all US IOL surgical procedures during Q1-2018.
Our approach includes trend analysis based on comparisons with information gathered in previous years. All information is presented in color charts and tables with concise narratives for enhanced clarity and context.
In Market Scope’s Annual Survey of US Cataract Surgeons, we gather data on current practices and key trends in the cataract surgery market. Our survey is designed to improve your decision-making process by providing you with the most accurate assessment of the market and its future directions.
Our annual survey explores many topics and includes:
• Revenue Sources
• Referral Sources
• Cataract Surgery Locations
• Ocular Location of Incision
• Procedure Volume
• US IOL Market Share
• Cataract Extraction Technique
• Treatment of Astigmatism
• IOL Market Share by ASC Type
• Use of Micro-Incision Techniques
• US Phaco Machine Market Share
• Market Share for Various Single-Use Products
• Phaco Purchasing Plans
• Cross Merchandising
• Procedure Pack Use
• Premium IOL Use and Plans
• Plans for ReLACS
• And Much, Much More
The Cataract Surgeon Survey includes a representative sample based on region, surgical volume, and location of surgery. The survey has been developed in conjunction with industry manufacturers and providers.
The 2017 Annual Survey of US Cataract Surgeons was published in June. The report is printed in color and spiral bound for easy reading. Two licensing types are available for this report. The price of the report is $7,750 for a SINGLE USER LICENSE (an electronic PDF copy and/or an additional paper copy is available for use within your company for an additional $500 and $300, respectively). The price of the ENTERPRISE LICENSE is $11,625 (includes a printable PDF and supplemental Excel file with all the tables and figures in the report).Reports are printed in color and spiral bound for easy reading.
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