1. Market Scope Expects Retina Pharmaceutical Industry to Top $3.5 Billion by 2014

    Advances in diagnostic equipment have laid the groundwork for better diagnosis and monitoring of retinal disease. This is most evident in the new optical coherence technology (OCT) devices that have dramatically improved image resolution and provided real-time cross-sectional images of retinal tissues. Carl Zeiss, Heidelberg, Topcon and Optovue are currently the lead competitors in the rapidly expanding OCT market. Despite tight capital budgets, Market Scope expects growing demand for retinal care and new diagnostic technologies to result in a compounded annual growth of 6.4 percent in the retinal diagnostic equipment segment over the next five years.
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