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Santen celebrates 130 years of protecting the power of sight

Tue 10 November, 2020


With a proud history dating back to 1890, Santen – a leading global ophthalmology pharmaceutical company dedicated to eye care – is 130 years old. We have grown from a single private firm in Osaka, Japan, to providing medical and surgical treatments that have benefited over 30 million people across 60 countries worldwide.

For 130 years, Santen has been a trusted and respected partner in ophthalmic health. Our heritage gives us the incomparable expertise and resources to explore advances in ophthalmology, including rare diseases, under-resourced areas and innovative technologies.    We are passionate about improving and protecting vision and are committed to delivering on this promise. We embrace change and are constantly evolving to assess and respond to patients’ needs around the world to bring benefits, beyond our product and surgical offering, to ophthalmology patients, their loved ones and society. 

As we look to the future, we remain confident and dedicated to our mission to preserve sight and our continued collaboration with the global ophthalmology community.