The anterior uveitis treatment market will show rapid growth due to the increasing cases of the uveitis and the development of novel drugs and treatments.
There has been an increasing prevalence of uveitis as it is responsible for an estimated 30,000 new cases of legal blindness annually in the United States and accounts for about 10–15% of all cases of total blindness in the country. Uveitis is a sight-threatening inflammatory disease affecting the uveal layer of the eye. Redness of eyes, blurring of the vision, the small size of the pupil, and sensitivity to light can be possible symptoms of anterior uveitis, which, if not treated, can result in permanent blindness.
Thus, there are new developments in the applications of products and treatment modalities that are ongoing. New treatment options for uveitis such as corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs are already gaining traction in the market. In addition, other factors such as the growing geriatric population, rising incidence of the disease, and new product developments are also expected to be some of the driving factors in the growth of the market.
Scope of the Report
As per the scope of the report, anterior uveitis is an eye inflammation that involves the middle layer of the eye. Anterior uveitis is the most common form of uveitis and is the most frequent extra-articular manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. Untreated anterior uveitis results in loss of vision and permanent eye damage that arises with the development of infections such as glaucoma, retinal edema or cataract. Anterior uveitis can be treated with eye drops containing anti-inflammatory drugs. Corticosteroids have also shown significant results to cure the condition and to treat anterior uveitis. Exploring new drugs and expanding therapeutic applications of existing drugs to include and effectively treat uveitis offers significant growth opportunities for companies involved in the uveitis market.
Key Market Trends
Corticosteroids Segment is Expected to Dominate the Treatment Type Segment During the Forecast Period
Corticosteroids are found dominating the anterior uveitis treatment market as they are first-line therapies for anterior uveitis and are used in the form of eye drops. Corticosteroids are the most preferred option over biologics however researchers are currently exploring biological therapies for the treatment of anterior uveitis.
Corticosteroids are also used in sustained release treatment, i.e., in ocular implants. It has thus shown significant results to cure the condition and researchers are also exploring biological therapies to treat anterior uveitis. In addition, corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs are found gaining traction in the market.
North America is Anticipated to Dominate the Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market
North America is found dominating the market owing to the rising prevalence of the uveitis disease in the United States. There is also an increasing number of key players in the region that is leading to the high growth of this regional segment. The other factors resulting in the growth of the market is the growing geriatric population, and increasing investments in research and development by drug manufacturing companies for innovating new treatments such as corticosteroids.
The market in Asia is also expanding fast for the same reasons the markets in North America and Europe are expanding.
There has been a presence of a considerable number of companies that are increasingly adopting strategic initiatives such as new product development, mergers & acquisitions, and regional expansion. Various companies are focusing on organic growth strategies such as product launches, product approvals and others such as patents and events.
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