There is 1 ophthalmologist for 200000 people in India. The ratio is healthier that other sub specialties and some hospitals in India provide ophthalmological services which are comparable to western countries. There are around 5 million cataract surgeries that are performed in the country with 85% of them over patients who are more than 60 years of age. There are about 9 million blinds in the country and another 2 million are added every year. 60% of this blindness is caused by cataract and about 13% from Glaucoma.


The eye care market in India is valued at 1.2 billion with spectacle lenses accounting for 48% of the market share followed by frames and sunglasses. The contact lenses market in India is growing at 32% CAGR for the last 3 years.



(All figures and statistics provided above are sourced from HealthQ’s own research conducted in the recent past)






Listed below are some of the projects we have successful delivered in the field of Ophthalmology:





Project Code

Case Study



Demand Assessment of LASIK surgeries in India.

The objective of the study was to understand the current scenario of LASIK surgeries (no of surgeries conducted, price points, number of clinics etc.) and the demand potential and assessment of the same. For this, HealthQ conducted a IDIs of 30 ophthalmologists and quantitative survey on 420 prospective patients of LASIK surgery to understand the demand preferences, influencers, spending intent and decision making process.


Eye Health Perception Survey -

 Consumers believe in lot of myths/misconceptions about eye health. HealthQ conducted a survey on 15 Ophthalmologists to understand these perceptions of consumers and quantitative survey on 260 consumers rom different age groups/SECs to understand these perceptions in detail.


Sales Force Effectiveness -

 This study was conducted among 268 ophthalmologists pan India for a Ophthalmology products manufacturer to understand how effectively its sales force is putting across its communication message, frequency/quality of visit, delivery of promotion material, overall impact, areas of improvement.


Prescriber survey on brand assessment and positioning of anti-infective eye drops.

HealthQ conducted a qualitative survey on 35 ophthalmologists to understand the brand recall, communication recall, positioning, treatment perception and preference of various brands in the market.


Decision making process and treatment methodology mapping for diabetic macular edema.

Treatment of diabetic macular edema is ridden with patient complications and treatment restraints. HealthQ conducted a study on 12 Ophthalmologists, 10 consulting physicians, 16 diabetologists/endocrinologists and 5 Nephrologists to understand the complete treatment methodology, patient complication, incidence of treatment options and decision making processes.



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