Diabetic Macular Edema/Diabetic Retinopathy | Current Treatment | US | 2016

Diabetic macular edema (DME) associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a rapidly evolving market as a result of multiple intravitreal pharmacotherapy product approvals across different drug classes in Europe since 2011. Although laser photocoagulation has long been the standard of care for patients with the most advanced stages of DR, recent clinical trial results suggest that intravitreal pharmacotherapy injections may be effective treatment for this broader patient population as well. The Diabetic Retinopathy/Diabetic Macular Edema | Current Treatment Overview provides a synopsis of current treatment goals, key therapies, and medical practice in the United States and EU5 markets for DR and DME. The Diabetic Retinopathy/Diabetic Macular Edema | Current Treatment | EU detailed, expanded analysis offers a snapshot of how ophthalmologists in the EU5 are currently treating DR and DME patients, with a particular focus on use of intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors and intravitreal corticosteroid implants, as well as insight into the factors driving such prescribing habits.