Thursday, 13 August 2015

Global corneal contact lens driven by market innovations regarding their applications

Report Overview
Around the year 1950, an optometrist Kevin Tuohy from Oregon developed the first corneal contact lens. These are very thin plastic lens, often flexible (soft lenses) which floats on a layer of tears on the corneal surface of the eye and is named so since it covers only the eye. The corneal contact lens can be permanent requiring proper care and cleaning while the disposable are often worn continuously and thrown away after being removed.

These are needed in cases in which corneal injury occurs or used in several conditions such as entropies, tarsal scars, trachealis, post-surgical ptosis, recurrent corneal erosion, and surgical sutures.

Recent developments in corneal contact lens technology have resulted in various other surgical applications such as during vitreous surgery as it helps in offering excellent visualization of the fundus. Recently, researchers at Eye Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, developed a drying corneal contact lens to cover the corneal surface which is a thin meniscus lens made of quartz and  is designed to be zero for refractive power on the cornea. It is preferred to noncontact wide-angle viewing system, since the drying of the corneal surface in later reduces the visibility of the fundus. Since this corneal contact lens is so thin, it rarely hits the object lens and even accidently when it does so, this does not affect its functioning since the object lens is dry.

Such and other developments are covered by a recent report by Research Beam titled “Global Corneal Contact Lens Industry 2015 Deep Market Research Report”. The report makes an in-depth insight into key market drivers and restraints, current and future trends, detailed market segmentation and forecast, market strategies of key market players in terms of recent developments and growth prospects.

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Male Infertility Market is Driven by a Host of Promising Treatment Available

Male infertility is defined as a condition where the male partner is unable to make his female partner pregnant even after a year of sexual intercourse without using birth control. It is found that 20% of the total infertility i.e. male and female is because of male induced factors. One or more than one medical conditions or factors can contribute to male infertility. The significant causes include low sperm production, hormonal imbalance, abnormal sperm function or blockages in male reproductive systems. However, sometimes the symptoms or conditions causing male infertility are simply not identifiable. Although, presently, limited number of medical treatments exist at treating the symptoms of male infertility thus improving chances of female conception, the increase in number aging male population would drive the growth of the market. Diagnosing the cause of infertility may take long period and males may have to undergo a host of tests involving physical examination beginning with the concerned man’s health history. Urologists and sex experts are pro-active in creating awareness on the problem of male infertility offering options for successful treatment of the underlying symptoms. The male infertility market is majorly segmented on the basis of various test and treatments such as DNA fragmentation technique, microscopic examination, oxidative stress analysis, sperm agglutination, sperm penetration assay, CASA, amongst others.

In some cases, it is observed medication can treat issues that affect male fertility, which hormone imbalances and erectile dysfunction and surgery may be required in less number of cases. The aforementioned factors impact the growth momentum of the male infertility market. Also, in many cases the patients undergoing treatment are advised certain lifestyle changes including quitting smoking and reducing the intake of fatty foods. The awareness created induce men who suffer from infertility to shed their reluctance and visit clinics for getting effective cure. However, high cost of some treatments like complicated surgery and lack of proper medical information restrain the growth of the male infertility market globally.

Recently, Research Beam has added a report titled “Global Male Infertility Market 2015-2019”, which offers an insight into the current and future market trends, major drivers and restraints along with recent developments fueling the growth opportunities in the male infertility market. As per the report, male infertility market would grow at CAGR of 6.60 % amid the forecast period 2014-2019 and covers the major region such as the Americas, APAC and EMEA.