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Eye diseases affect billions of people worldwide. The most popular eye diseases include:
■ Dry eye syndrome (DES), also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that causes ocular discomfort, visual disturbances, and tear film instability, which can potentially damage the ocular surface. The DES market has had few new therapeutics in the last decade. However, the lack of treatment options is about to change with the expected launch of numerous pipeline DES drugs during the forecast period, which will be a significant driver of growth.
DES will remain a field of high unmet need despite the huge growth expected in the DES market over the forecast period, due to the emergence of numerous novel therapeutics and market expansion for existing therapies.
■ Bacterial infections, but also viral or fungal infections, can trigger the development of inflammation within the eye. Infectious diseases of the eyes are frequent and dangerous complication, among others, after eye injuries and ophthalmic surgery. They cause discomfort in the eye and visual disturbances, but they also sometimes cause the cause of blindness. Therefore, do not underestimate any eye injuries or any signs of infection, such as pain, redness, photophobia, pruritus, stinging, burning or excessive tearing. Rapid intervention by an ophthalmologist, conducting detailed ophthalmologic examinations, sometimes also additional tests and/or specialist tests, and implementation of appropriate treatment depending on the type of infection (differential diagnosis) is extremely important.
The most common infectious diseases of the sight organ include conjunctivitis (gonorrhea – found only in children, bacterial and chlamydial – occurring in every age group, viral and fungal – observed mainly in adults), keratitis (bacterial, viral, protozoal, gonorrheal and fungal) and inflammation of the iris and ciliary body. Infectious diseases also apply to the protective apparatus of the eye and include eyelid boil, barley, rose, staphylococcal blepharitis and angular conjunctivitis. Within the lacrimal system, inflammation of the lacrimal gland or lacrimal sac, as well as chronic tear duct inflammation may develop. Infectious diseases of the eyes include orbitaal abscess, endophthalmitis and thrombosed cavernous sinusitis.
In the treatment of eye infections caused by bacterial infections, topical administration is mainly of chemotherapeutics and antibiotics.
■ Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.
In a healthy eye, clear aqueous humour circulates inside the anterior chamber of the eye. In order for the eye to function properly, a sufficient amount of aqueous humour must be kept in the chamber, which provides adequate pressure. The correct pressure is maintained thanks to the continuous inflow and outflow of liquid from the chamber. In the case of glaucoma, the flow of aqueous humour is disturbed, the liquid accumulates, the pressure inside the eye increases, which gradually damages the optic nerve.
Glaucoma can be treated in several ways depending on the severity and type of the illness. The main method of treatment is the use of eye drops (anti-glaucous). Glaucoma drops reduce the pressure in the eye in two ways: by inhibiting the secretion of aqueous humour or increasing fluid flow so that it can freely escape. Glaucoma treatment involves strong drugs and has many side effects, including allergies, redness of eyes, strong burning and eye irritation, blurred vision. Surgical treatment is the last resort and involves the release of aqueous humour from the anterior chamber of the eye.