The FDA has approved Kala Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:KALA) Inveltys to treat post-operative inflammation and pain following ocular surgery. Inveltys is the first twice-daily (BID) ocular corticosteroid approved for this indication, according to the Waltham, Mass. company.
While corticosteroids are used following ocular surgery to control inflammation and pain, physicians prescribe ocular steroids to achieve a rapid reduction of inflammation and to promote healing. All other ocular steroids are only approved for four-times-a-day dosing.