According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research Ophthalmic Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2018, the global ophthalmic drugs market was valued at USD 16 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2013 to 2018, to reach an estimated value of USD 21.6 billion in 2018.
Globally, the ophthalmic drugs market is witnessing significant growth due to increasing prevalence of eye disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. As a result, this market is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 5.2% during 2013 – 2018.
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Some of the key driving factors for the ophthalmic drugs market are rising prevalence of global aging population, increasing government initiatives towards healthcare infrastructure in developing countries (such as India and China), technological changes in drug delivery technique, and increasing prevalence of lifestyle associated diseases. However, the market faces some restraints such as lack of awareness among people regarding eye disorders, drying pipeline of ophthalmic drugs, patent expiration of blockbuster ophthalmic drugs and absence of health insurance in developing countries.
North America, including the US has the largest ophthalmic drugs market. Asia is the fastest growing ophthalmic drugs market. Some of the fastest growing markets for ophthalmic drugs are China, India, other countries in South East Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean. As per WHO estimates in 2010, in the next nine years, the number of blind people aged 50 years and above will grow in these regions, thereby increasing the demand for ophthalmic drugs. On the other hand, in developed regions such as North America and Western Europe, rising efforts towards prevention of blindness among the aging population has emerged as a key driver...