Sodium hyaluronate is a high-molecular-mass, polysaccharide present in the extracellular matrix of connective tissues. Sodium hyaluronate, and other viscoelastic substances including methylcellulose, chondroitin sulfate, polyacrylamide, and collagen, have been used in intraocular surgery since the 1970s. The advent of sodium hyaluronate with different rheologic properties has promoted the development of techniques in cataract surgery that decrease surgical complications and make challenging cases easier.
High use of viscoelastic substance in ophthalmic surgery
Among viscoelastic substances, sodium hyaluronate has become highly popular for intraocular surgeries since the introduction of Healon in 1979. According to Clinical Ophthalmology Journal, the incidence of flat anterior chamber (FAC), a complication associated with overfiltration after a trabeculectomy with mitomycin C, is reported to be 13% to 24%. The main purpose for using sodium hyaluronate in cataract surgery is to maintain a stable anterior chamber depth and protect the corneal endothelial cells from damage during the entire surgical procedure. These factors drive the market.
Increase in prevalence of plastic surgery
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the U.S. in 2018. Cosmetic surgery focuses on body enhancement, while plastic surgery reconstructs body parts that have sustained damage due to disease, burns, or trauma. According to The American Board of Plastic Surgery, US$ 16.7 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures in the U.S. with the most cosmetic procedures performed in Mountain/Pacific in the U.S. around 5.3 million (29%) of procedures. Cosmetic procedures performed in an office setting are up 4%.
The global sodium hyaluronate injection market is highly consolidated owing to the presence of a numerous key players. Leading players operating in the global sodium hyaluronate injection market include:
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