Allergan begins launch of cyclosporine

May 1, 2003

Irvine, CA-In early April, cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05% (Restasis, Allergan) became commercially available for the treatment of eye inflammation associated with keratoconjunctivitis sicca. The introduction of the product marks the first therapeutic option for people with dry eye by not only providing temporary relief of dry eye, but also treating the associated ocular inflammation, according to the company.