+1-518-618-1030 866 - 552 - 3453 USA-Canada Toll Free

Anterior Uveitis Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Pre Book Price: $ 5216

Original Price: $ 5795

Uveitis is the inflammation of the uveal region of the eye, most commonly by an infection. Uvea is a group of pigmented and non pigmented tissues lying in the middle among the three layers that make the eye. Uvea again consists of three layers: iris, cilliary body and the choroid. The uvea is also known as the uveal tract in some medical circles, this tract is necessary for the nutrition of the eye and also to reduce glare of the light that enters by absorbing the light and reducing internal reflection within the eye. In addition the uvea also helps in generating the aqueous humour and in controlling the focus of the eye lens. The uvea also consists of lymphocytes and is therefore prone to respond to inflammation by developing lymphocytic infiltrates.  Uveitis is therefore a condition that requires urgent response from an ophthalmologist and immediate treatment. 

Anterior Uveitis mainly includes iritis, which is known as the inflammation of the anterior chamber and the iris, and iridocyclitis, which is inflammation of the iris anterior chamber and the vitreous cavity. Anterior uveitis presents itself as redness of the eyes, irregular pupils, photophobia, blurred vision, eye pain/pressure, floaters visible to the patient, headaches, iridocyclitis induced cataract/glaucoma or synechia (attachment of iris to cornea or lens). The causative factors for uveitis has not yet been confirmed, however in half of the anterior uveitis cases a correlation was observed with the presence of HLA-B27 gene, which is a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that increases the probability of an individual to contract uveitis by 15%. Anterior uveitis or acute anterior uveitis is the most common form of uveitis. Uveitis is primarily found to be systemic immune based; however possible causative factors in many cases also include infections from:   Brucellosis, Leptospirosis, Lyme disease, Tuberculosis, Syphilis, Toxoplasmic chorioretinitis, Toxocariasis, or ocular histoplasmosis syndrome.  Besides these drug interactions like rifabutin can also cause uveitis. Basically Uveitis occurs from the failed or hyperactive ocular immune response, this results in tissue destruction and inflammation, followed by buildup of mucus in extreme cases, hence the increased pressure. 

The treatment for uveitis is mainly symptom specific, with steroids and non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs ins the form of eye drops, or oral medications. Corneal ulcers if present may pose as complications hence anti-inflammatory medication is prescribed only after ruling out this disorder. Cyclopegics or ciliary muscle relaxants are administered for diagnosis or certain surgical treatment if necessary. Anti TNF agents and other anti metabolite medications may prove helpful in cases of severe uveitis, e.g. infliximab. 

Certain drugs like metformin, which is generally used as anti-diabetic drug has also been found to reduce inflammation in uveitis. Recent drugs like gevokizumab have undergone trials to for uveitis without infectious origin. The treatments given vary with the causative factor of uveitis, but overall the condition usually recedes after proper care and procedures are followed. In severe adverse cases, vision loss or cataract/glaucoma may occur, such cases however occur in very rare occasions. The incidence rate is as high as one in 4500 individuals globally according to a medical journal on ocular immunology. The incidence rates in developed countries of the west are higher than the developing countries in Asia and Africa. The market for anterior uveitis is therefore restricted to North American and European region, followed by Asia, South America and Rest of the World.

Some of the companies involved in the production of uveitis related drugs include: Novartis AG, Amdipharm Mercury Company Limited, Santen pharmaceuticals, etc. 

This research report analyzes this market on the basis of its market segments, major geographies, and current market trends. Geographies analyzed under this research report include 
  • North America 
  • Asia Pacific 
  • Europe
  • Rest of the World  
This report provides comprehensive analysis of 
  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for upcoming years 
This report is a complete study of current trends in the market, industry growth drivers, and restraints. It provides market projections for the coming years. It includes analysis of recent developments in technology, Porter’s five force model analysis and detailed profiles of top industry players. The report also includes a review of micro and macro factors essential for the existing market players and new entrants along with detailed value chain analysis. 

Reasons for Buying this Report
  • This report provides pin-point analysis for changing competitive dynamics
  • It provides a forward looking perspective on different factors driving or restraining market growth 
  • It provides a six-year forecast assessed on the basis of how the market is predicted to grow 
  • It helps in understanding the key product segments and their future
  • It provides pin point analysis of changing competition dynamics and keeps you ahead of competitors
  • It helps in making informed business decisions by having complete insights of market and by making in-depth analysis of market segments 
  • It provides distinctive graphics and exemplified SWOT analysis of major market segments

To receive discount, please click on the button below.

Please click on the button below to customize this report.

Back To Top