FDA approves cysteamine ophthalmic solution 0.44% for treatment of corneal cystine crystals in cystinosis patients

October 9, 2012

FDA has approved cysteamine ophthalmic solution (Cystaran, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals) 0.44%, a topical ophthalmic therapeutic, developed in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for the treatment of corneal cystine crystal accumulation in patients with cystinosis.