RD_Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis Market


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Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis Market

The global Vernal keratoconjunctivitis market size was valued at USD 410 million in 2021 and is projected to reach around USD 700 million in 2030 exhibiting a CAGR of 6.5% in the forecasted period. Growth in the incidence of ophthalmic disorders, increasing government initiatives, development in treatment options, rising focus of pharmaceutical companies on the growth of enhanced and new medicine for the management of vernal keratoconjunctivitis, and growing awareness are the factors that will increase the global vernal keratoconjunctivitis market. However, high cost of treatment, stringent regulatory situations, side-effects of few eye allergic treatments, and indeterminate reimbursement scenario will act as restrictions for the growth of this market.

High prevalence of vernal keratoconjunctivitis is projected to propel growth of the global vernal keratoconjunctivitis market over the forecasted period. For instance, as per the study, ‘Prevalence of vernal keratoconjunctivitis and its related factors between children in Gambella town, southwest Ethiopia, June 2018’, issued in PLoS One, the incidence of vernal keratoconjunctivitis was 11.10%. The mounting population and growing prevalence of VKC creates large patient inhabitants in the market. For instance, in 2017, overall 4,752,356 patients were affected by VKC in the global market. Moreover, China adds the largest share among EU-5, and Japan, with 2,248,706 cases in 2017. The total detected prevalent population of VKC was around 2,943,057 in the world.

Worldwide, as of 7 February 2022, there have been 394,381,395 established cases of COVID-19, totalling 5,735,179 deaths, stated to WHO. As of 7 February 2022, an over-all of 10,095,615,243 vaccine doses have been directed. Lately, as the numerous difficulties related with the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that patients need treatments, vernal keratoconjunctivitis has not been listed. Topical medications are the main line of treatment for kinds of vernal keratoconjunctivitis with topical corticosteroids more in severe cases of vernal keratoconjunctivitis, even in the patients are at risk of COVID-19.

Treatment Insights

The treatment segment is bifurcated into gel, ointment, tablets, and others. The tablets are widely used by patients having vernal keratoconjunctivitis which is boosting the market growth. Due to an increased use of tablets in the treatment, since they are helpful in the faster recovery of the ailment, manufacturers are focusing on the launching of advanced and latest products.

Distribution Channel Insights

The distribution channel includes hospital pharmacy, retail pharmacy, and online pharmacy. The hospital pharmacy segment is anticipated to have the largest market share during the forecasted period. Growing visits to hospitals for regular eye check-ups and others boosts the segment’s growth.

Region Insights

North America dominates the vernal keratoconjunctivitis market owed to the presence of major key players, constant technological development, well-developed healthcare sector, growing prevalence of disease and growing awareness towards health in this region.

Global vernal keratoconjunctivitis treatment market in the Asia-Pacific and Europe is expected to grow during the forecasted period owing to the growing research and development activities, increasing asset in the healthcare sector, growing demand for the treatment, and rising patient population.

Key Companies Insights

The market for Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is moderately competitive. With the rising applications of Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, new players are considering to enter the market. The companies are also involved in activities like joint ventures, acquisitions, partnerships, mergers, and collaborations. These activities aid in growing the effect of the players in the Vernal keratoconjunctivitis market, ultimately boosting the market growth. Some of the key companies working in the global Vernal keratoconjunctivitis market include:

  • Akari Therapeutics
  • Allakos Inc.
  • iCo Therapeutics
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Santen
  • Senju Pharmaceutical
  • Alcon Vision LLC
  • Other players

Some of the Recent Developments:

  • In October 2021, Akari Therapeutics, Plc announced data emphasizing the potential of nomacopan in the exterior of the eye in Allergy, European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  • In June 2021, Santen Pharmaceutical Co. received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permission for Verkazia for the management of vernal keratoconjunctivitis in children and adults.


By Drug Type

  • Bertilimumab
  • Verkazia
  • Lodoxamide
  • Tacrolimus
  • Antolimab
  • Nomacopan
  • Others

By Treatment Type

  • Tablets
  • Ointments
  • Gels
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Online Pharmacy

By Geography

  • North America
    • S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • ASEAN
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


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