FDA approves first once-daily eyedrop for inflammation and pain after cataract surgery

November 12, 2010

Bromfenac ophthalmic solution (Bromday, ISTA Pharmaceuticals) 0.09% has been granted FDA approval as a once-daily prescription eyedrop for the treatment of postoperative inflammation and reduction of ocular pain in patients who have undergone cataract extraction.

Bromfenac ophthalmic solution (Bromday, ISTA Pharmaceuticals) 0.09% has been granted FDA approval as a once-daily prescription eyedrop for the treatment of postoperative inflammation and reduction of ocular pain in patients who have undergone cataract extraction.

ISTA expects to launch Bromday before the end of the year.

“We believe the convenience of a once-daily eyedrop will help with treatment compliance and benefit patients recovering from cataract surgery,” said Vicente Anido, Jr, PhD, president and CEO of ISTA, in a company press release.

“The recent approval of Bromday represents an important step in the evolution of ophthalmic drug delivery,” according to Robert Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati, and medical director emeritus, Cincinnati Eye Institute. “The fact that a potent NSAID can be effective with once daily usage will improve patient compliance while setting the pace for the rest of the industry.”