Global Surgical Microscopes Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Growth Analysis Report – Segmented By Application, End User and Region - Industry Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
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Pages: 175

Surgical Microscopes Market Size (2023 to 2028)

The global surgical microscopes market is estimated to grow to USD 1380.92 million by 2027 from USD 797.71 million in 2023. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period.

The surgical microscope or operating microscope is an optical microscope specifically designed for the surgical setting to perform microsurgeries. It is operated mechanically or electrically. It combines a lens that provides magnification (usually in the range of 4x-40x), stereoscopic vision, and an illuminated image of the surgical area. Surgical microscopes have wide applications in various fields like ophthalmology, ENT surgery, gynecology, urology, neurosurgery & spine surgery, dentistry, and plastic & reconstructive surgeries.

There are many types of surgical microscopes used for various applications. ENT surgeons use one of the common types. The binocular head of the microscope is straight without any angle. The required focal length is adjusted by simply screwing on a different bottom lens under the head, which changes the overall magnification. Ophthalmologists use another common type of microscope for surgery applications for correcting eye problems. The binocular head of this microscope is at a 45-degree angle. Again, the focal length is usually different from the ENT usage. There are also microscopes for general operations such as hand microsurgery, neuro microsurgery, orthopedic surgery, and dental surgery.


Technological advancements, an increasingly aging population, and Y-O-Y growth in surgical procedures are primarily accelerating the global surgical microscopes market growth.

Factors such as advancements in healthcare facilities, an increase in drug discovery and life science research, and growing surgeries are anticipated to drive market growth. In addition, rising R&D activities on tissue clearing and targeted cell labeling for brain functions, the vast number of the patient population, and favorable government policies in improving the healthcare system further promote market growth. Furthermore, the increasing aging population worldwide, growing usage of fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS), rising preference towards minimally invasive surgeries, a growing number of R&D activities, and advancements in the healthcare infrastructure and customized microscopy solutions are the key factors driving the growth of the global market.

Furthermore, the growing applications of microscopes in surgeries, especially in oncology, and emerging economies of developing countries and increasing focus on healthcare infrastructure and demand for effective treatment procedures further accelerate the global surgical microscopes market. Also, the emergence of innovative and ergonomically designed microscopes and the integration of advanced technologies such as intraoperative fluorescence, stable red reflex, and HD video and recording is likely to escalate the adoption of surgical microscopes leading to an economic upsurge of surgical microscopes market during the estimated forecast period.


However, factors such as a lack of skilled professionals, the high cost of advanced surgical microscopes, and high customs duties on medical devices are restraining the growth of this market to a certain extent.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global surgical microscopes market:

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an ongoing problem worldwide. During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals faced numerous challenges in treating and promoting awareness of disease transmission. COVID-19 has spread to every corner of the world. Many governments have taken various initiatives such as lockdowns, travel bans, social distancing, and the temporary shutdown of businesses to prevent the spreading of a viral illness. Due to this, the supply chain and manufacturing activities of surgical microscopes have been hampered, resulting in the declining growth of the surgical microscope market. However, considering the relaxation of restrictions imposed earlier by governments and rising habituation towards new normalization, the global surgical microscope market is anticipated to showcase a healthy CAGR during the forecast period.




Market Size Available

2022 to 2028

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 to 2028

Segments Analysed

By Application, End User, Price Range, and Region

Various analyses covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges; PESTLE Analysis; Porter’s Five Forces Analysis; Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview of Investment Opportunities

Regions Analysed

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa


This research report has segmented and sub-segmented the global surgical microscopes market into the application, end-user, price range, and region.

Surgical Microscopes Market - By Application:

  • Dentistry
  • ENT
  • Gynecology & Urology
  • Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Based on the application, the segment of neuro-and spinal surgery and ophthalmology dominated the global market over the forecast period due to population growth of 65 or older. Besides, dentistry and the ENT segment are expected to grow the fastest due to increased outpatient surgical centers. The microscopes, such as colonoscopy or endoscopy, provide exposure to the intestine and colon inside and enable surgery. Colonoscopy and endoscopy are commonly used due to the rising diseases associated with bowel movements.

Surgical Microscopes Market - By End-User:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Facilities

Based on the end-user, the hospital segment accounted for the major share of the global market in 2022 and is expected to be the leading segment in the market during the forecast period. The growing adoption of surgical microscopes by hospitals, increasing investments from the governments to build hospitals, and the rising patient population suffering from various diseases promote the segment's growth rate.

Surgical Microscopes Market - By Price Range:

  • Low-range
  • Mid-range
  • Premium-range

Surgical Microscopes Market - By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

Due to the growing number of healthcare facilities and the problem reimbursement policies, North America accounted for the major share of the worldwide market in 2021, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. North America had 38.1% of the worldwide market share in 2021. On the other hand, the APAC region is estimated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the presence of developing countries such as India and China and the increasing adoption of surgical microscopes among hospitals. During the forecast period, the European region is anticipated to showcase a promising CAGR and hold a considerable share of the worldwide market. Furthermore, regions such as Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa are expected to showcase a healthy CAGR in the coming years owing to the increasing investments by private and public organizations. Furthermore, increasing R&D activities, a considerable patient population, and growing efforts of governments to develop the healthcare system in these regions are favoring market growth.


Promising companies leading the global surgical microscopes market profiled in the report are Accu-Scope, Inc., Novartis AG, Alton (Wuzhou) Co., Ltd, Haag-Streit U.S, Danaher Corporation, Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Olympus Corporation, ARRI AG, Leica Microsystem GmbH, Carl Zeiss, Topcon Medical Systems, Inc, Global Surgical Corporation and Takagi Seiko co., Ltd.


  • In July 2019, Novartis Company completed the acquisition of Xiidra, which is a lifitegrast ophthalmic solution.
  • In October 2019, Zeiss medical company showcased its innovations, which are high-resolution imaging and digital eye care, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 
  • In October 2019, Sartorius AG completed chromatography hardware and resins, particle validation standards, microcarriers, and label-free biomolecular characterization businesses from Danaher Corporation.
  • Danaher Corporation completed the acquisition of GE Biopharma business in March 2020.

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