• Industry: Business Research
  • Study Type: Punctum Plug in Dry Eye Disease USA
  • Client: A leading Research & Consultancy Firm

Background & Key Objectives

  • To investigate the existing patient pool on punctum plug in USA and there breakdown into collagen and silicone plugs.
  • Estimate the eligible patient population and forecast the growth between 2021-2026.

Methodology & Approach

  • Hybrid primary and desk research methodology, followed by data consolidation, validation, and finalization.
  • Desk Research
    1. Exhaustive search to identify data reporting the total cases, prevalence, incidence, financial burden, disability, risks, etc.
    2. Team covered the critical criteria of Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE), ensuring key elements were included for the topline information.
  • Desk research of 2 weeks was followed by an in-depth discussion with eye care professionals (ECP) – Ophthalmologists and Optometrists
    1. In-depth interview with 90 ECPs to understand patient breakdown, treatment pattern, punctum plug patient pool, payer scenario, and future trends..
  • Final analysis was performed using excel for quantitative, NVIVO for qualitative data, Visio workflow and manual intervention to customize the final output.

Our Solution

Final report of 80 slides comprised of the following sections in detail.

  • Disease and Market Overview
  • Epidemiology Analysis
  • Patient Flow/ Referral Path
    1. Leverage points (across pre-symptomatic/symptomatic to post treatment phases) .
  • Treatment pattern and prescription breakdown
  • Punctum Plug
    1. Estimated annual procedures and forecast till 2026
    2. Patient profile, % breakdown and pricing
    3. Opinions of ECP