Market Scope surveys physicians regarding procedure volumes, surgical techniques, and product use. We use this data, along with our extensive database of physicians and surgery centers, our wide-ranging knowledge of products and technology, and our comprehensive network of industry contacts, to regularly report on the ophthalmic and orthopedic industries.
In this report, we cover ophthalmic markets in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK, and forecast performance over the next five years. We examine the prevalence of ophthalmic diseases and conditions, the likelihood of diagnosis, and the effect of regulation and economic conditions on the demand for medicines and surgical procedures. We also discuss the companies involved in manufacturing and marketing of surgical and pharmaceutical products.
Our recently expanded coverage of the market for treatments of glaucoma now includes a quarterly surveying process. Four times yearly, we collect data from US glaucoma specialists on a range of practice of medicine and practice management issues. The data we collect are analyzed and presented in our US Glaucoma Quarterly Updates.
Our report on the glaucoma surgical device market is in its eleventh edition. It is a leading industry source for accurate and relevant information on all aspects of the glaucoma surgical device market. We cover prevalence and forecasts for glaucoma worldwide, and we discuss the ophthalmologists who treat glaucoma. We examine the role of surgical intervention, the market dynamics for currently commercialized products, and the pipeline of investigational devices that may offer improved outcomes. We forecast product demand in units and dollars, and we analyze market shares by product category. We also discuss key strategic issues.
Our report on the ophthalmic laser market is in its eighth edition. It is a leading industry source for accurate and relevant information on all aspects of the market. The report discusses the epidemiology of retinal diseases, glaucoma, and cataracts, plus other diseases and disorders that require laser intervention. The report covers photocoagulation, photodisruption, and SLT lasers. It excludes excimer and femtosecond lasers. We forecast product demand in units and dollars, and we analyze market shares by product category.
Our report on the glaucoma pharmaceuticals market, now in its fifth edition, is a leading industry source for accurate and relevant information on all aspects of the glaucoma pharmaceuticals market. The glaucoma pharmaceuticals market is one of the largest and most complex market segments in ophthalmology with a variety of drug classes, as well as proprietary and generic versions of many drugs. Current ocular hypotensive medication classes used to treat glaucoma were developed 20 years ago or more, and generic versions of these medications are now in widespread use.
Our report on the surgical instruments marketplace is in its ninth edition. It is a leading industry source for accurate and relevant information on all aspects of the market for ophthalmic surgical instruments. We offer an overview of ophthalmic surgeries and surgery volume worldwide, as well as an in-depth look at providers of cataract surgery, the most commonly performed ophthalmic surgery. We discuss reusable and disposable categories of surgical instruments, knives, and hemostatic devices, and we analyze the markets for these instruments worldwide. We also examine factors contributing to growth in demand for disposables.
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