Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market is Segmented by Treatment Type (Corticosteroids, Cycloplegic Agents, Anti-TNF Agents, and Immunosuppressants), Distribution Channel and Geography

Market Snapshot

Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.8 %
Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market Key Players

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Market Overview

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 and it is expected to grow with a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecasted period.

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.

By Treatment Type
Cycloplegic Agents
Anti-TNF Agents
By Distribution Channel
Hospitals Pharmacies
Retail Pharmacies
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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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. They 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.

Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market Key Trends

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.

In addition, the market in the Asia Pacific is also expanding fast for the same reasons the markets in North America and Europe are expanding.

Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

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.


  • In August 2021, Cipla announced that it has received final approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion 0.05% used for the treatment of endogenous anterior uveitis from the United States Food and Drugs Administration.
  • In January 2019, Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. had announced that it has acquired Helio Vision, Inc. (Helio Vision), a privately held biotechnology company.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Cases of the Uveitis

      2. 4.2.2 Development of Novel Drugs and Treatments

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost Associated with the Medications

      2. 4.3.2 Side Effect Associated with Corticosteroid Treatment

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Treatment Type

      1. 5.1.1 Corticosteroids

      2. 5.1.2 Cycloplegic Agents

      3. 5.1.3 Anti-TNF Agents

      4. 5.1.4 Immunosuppressants

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Hospitals Pharmacies

      2. 5.2.2 Retail Pharmacies

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 AbbVie Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Alimera Sciences Inc.,

      4. 6.1.4 Clearside Biomedical, Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Novartis AG

      7. 6.1.7 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

      8. 6.1.8 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

      9. 6.1.9 Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.8% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Novartis AG, Alimera Sciences Inc.,, AbbVie Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are the major companies operating in Anterior Uveitis Treatment Market.

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