Developing Sustained-Release Drug Delivery Platforms for Retinal Diseases
Retinal diseases vary widely, can affect any part of the retina and are leading causes of blindness worldwide. The thin layer of tissue on the inside back wall of the eye, the retina, contains millions of cells that receive, organize and send visual information through the optic nerve to the brain, enabling vision. AMD and diabetic retinopathies are the most common degenerative retinal diseases. Market Scope estimates that approximately 28 million people in the United States suffer from some type of retinal disease or condition, including approximately 17 million people with AMD.
Glaukos is developing multiple micro-invasive, bioerodible, sustained-release drug delivery platforms designed to be used in the treatment of various retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema.