OCT Market

The OCT market was born with the introduction of the first ophthalmic OCT system in the '90s.

Today, OCT products are shipping in opthalmology, dermatology, cardivascular, peripheral artery disease, and pearl inspection.  Companies are readying produjcts for dental, esophageal, and OCT-guided surgery.  Several other areas are in development.

The market is just over $1B in 2012, and it is expected to grow by 18–30% per year for the foreseeable future.


Additional general information:

  1. Some Historical Statistics of Academic Publications in the Field of Optical Coherence Tomography, Optical Coherence Tomography News (October 13, 2012)

  2. Some Historical Statistics on Companies in the Market of Optical Coherence Tomography Systems, Optical Coherence Tomography News (November 3, 2012)



Yearly OCT USPTO Issued Patents


Yearly OCT Publications in PubMed
Categorized by Application


OCT Product Development Start for
Established Companies and Startups