Macular Edema Treatment Market is Expected to Reach $4.08 bn by 2026

The Macular edema Treatment Market was valued at US $3.16 billion in the year 2018 and is estimated to reach US $4.08 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 3.22%.

Macular Edema occurs due to abnormal leakage and accumulation of fluid in the macula from damaged blood vessels adjacent to retina. The symptoms of macular edema include blurry or distorted vision and colors appear as faded or washed out Edema is caused due to vein occlusion/blockage, aging, hereditary factors, macular hole, macular pucker, and vitreomacular traction, sarcoidosis, uveitis, surgical causes and diabetes. There are two types of macular edemas, they are Diabetic and Cystoid Macular Edema. Treatment for macular edema include medication and laser therapy depending upon the severity. If left untreated, macular edema results in permanent loss of vision.

The prevalence of Macular edema is estimated to be around 2.7% in USA (2015) and always associated with diabetes, diabetic retinopathy and aging resulting in macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration is seen approximately in 142 million people and about 105 million people are affected by diabetic eye disease worldwide. According to CDC there is high prevalence of diabetic retinopathy, affecting almost one-third of adults over age 40 years with diabetes, and more than one-third of the African-Americans and Mexican Americans.         

The key market drivers for macular edema treatment market include increasing product approvals, growing aging population, increase in diabetes prevalence and related complications, and long-term duration of treatment. High treatment cost and patent exclusivity/expiry of drugs are considered major market restraints. Treatment adherence and lack of awareness of macular edema are the major challenges. Nevertheless, increasing investment in R&D of ophthalmic care and developing minimally invasive advanced treatment options might impact the market growth positively in the forecast period.

The treatment for macular edema includes corticosteroid implants, immunosuppressants, biologics, anti-inflammatory agents and Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Injections. Anti-VGEF injection treatment holds significant market share among other treatment options. Regeneron’s Anti-VGEF Eyela has reported $1.160 billion in the second quarter of 2019 with an increase of 20% sales when compared to $992 million in the second quarter of 2018. 

Major companies for Macular Edema treatment market include Novartis AG, Roche, Allergan, Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Inc. Bayer AG, and Bausch & Lomb. According to, there are around 108 active interventional trials for the treatment of Macular Edema at present.

Recent Updates

  • Acucela Inc. developing lead drug candidate to inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) for treatment of Macular Edema

  • Asclepix Therapeutics, Inc. is developing AXT107 focusing for the treatment of Macular Edema and Age-related Macular Degeneration

  • Clearside Biomedical announced two-Phase II pipeline products Suprachoroidal CLS-TA (corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide) for macular edema associated with uveitis

  • REGENXBIO reported positive interim update from RGX-314 Phase I/IIa trial for wet AMD and Macular Edema

Macular edema Treatment Market Based on Treatment Class (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn):

  • Corticosteroid Implants

  • Immunosuppressants

  • Biologics

  • Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Injections

  • Anti-inflammatory

Macular edema Treatment Market Based on Geographic Region (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn)

  • North America

  • Europe

  • APAC


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