Dry Eye – Epidemiology – Mature Markets

Epidemiology’s coverage of dry eye disease (DED) comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations in the major mature pharmaceutical markets (the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Japan). We report the prevalence of DED for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population. Patient populations are forecast over a period of 20 years.

DRG Epidemiology’s DED forecast will answer the following questions:

  • Of all people with DED, how many in each of the major mature pharmaceutical markets have been formally diagnosed?
  • Of all people diagnosed with DED, how many in each of the major mature pharmaceutical markets have mild, moderate, or severe disease?
  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of DED over the forecast period?

All forecast data are available on the DRG Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is also provided for full transparency into research and methods.

In addition to the total number of cases for each forecast year, DRG Epidemiology provides at least ten years of forecast data for the following DED subpopulations:

  • Diagnosed mild, moderate, and severe DED.

Note: Coverage may vary by country.

Table of contents

  • Dry Eye - Epidemiology - Mature Markets
    • Introduction
      • Key Findings
        • Key Updates
      • Diagnosed Prevalence of Dry Eye per 100 People Aged 20+ in 2021 and 2041
      • Relative Sizes of the Factors Contributing to the Trend in Diagnosed Prevalent Cases of Dry Eye Over the Next 20 Yearsttttttttt
      • Analysis of Diagnosed Prevalent Cases of Dry Eye in the Countries Under Study in 2021 by Severity
    • Epidemiology Data
    • Methods
      • Total Prevalent Cases
      • Diagnosed Prevalent Cases of Dry Eye
      • Diagnosed Prevalent Cases of Dry Eye by Severity
      • Drug-Treated Prevalent Cases of Dry Eye
    • Reference Materials
      • Literature Review
        • Studies Included in the Analysis of Dry Eye Disease
        • Studies Excluded from the Analysis of Dry Eye Disease
      • Risk / Protective Factors
        • Risk / Protective Factors for Dry Eye Disease
      • Bibliography
      • Abbreviations
      • Glossary