Diabetic Retinopathy: A US Market Report
San Jose, California (Vocus) May 31, 2010
Diabetic retinopathy is a form of eye disease that occurs in people suffering from diabetes, leading to severe vision loss, and in some cases, even total blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is a collective term given to diverse abnormalities associated with retinal small blood vessels that are inflicted with diabetes. Vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy is caused by two conditions: Diabetic Macular Edema is a form of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy where fluid enters the macula, causing it to swell and thus make the vision blurred. Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy is the final stage of diabetic retinopathy, where problems with circulation of blood cause certain retinal areas to become ischemic (deprived of oxygen). Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy is a major cause of vision loss in patients with diabetic retinopathy.
Drug therapy for diabetic retinopathy, however, is no longer a dubious proposition, as stated by the new market research report on Diabetic Retinopathy. Drugs such as Arxxant (Eli Lilly), Atacand (Astra Zeneca), Lucentis (Genentech/Novartis), Avastin (Genetech/Roche) and Dexamethasone are all in their late stage development; and some of these drugs are expected to enter the market in the next few years. These drugs, when approved, would open new doors for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, a disease that is presently being managed only by preventive measures and surgical intervention.
Key players profiled in the report include Allergan, Inc., Eyetech, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., MacuSight, Inc., OPKO Health, Inc., pSivida Corp., Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sirnaomics, Inc., and Vitreoretinal Technologies, Inc. among others.
The report titled “Diabetic Retinopathy: A US Market Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of diabetic retinopathy market scenario, current market trends, research and development, pipeline drugs, clinical trials, recent corporate developments, and focus on major companies. The study analyzes market forecasts in terms of value sales for the US market.
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