Allergan Launches TrueTear Intranasal Neurostimulation Device for Dry Eye

April 13, 2018: By Jon Swedien

Allergan has launched TrueTear, the Dublin-based company announced April 13.

TrueTear is the only US FDA-cleared device developed to temporarily increase tear production during neurostimulation in adult dry eye patients. The hand-held neurostimulation device has disposable tips that are inserted into the nasal cavity to induce the production of natural tears, Allergan said.

Two clinical studies have shown TrueTear to be safe and effective in increasing tear production, Allergan said. They were completed with 145 adult dry eye patients who were aqueous-deficient, Allergan said.

The FDA granted Allergan marketing authorization for TrueTear in April 2017. Allergan paid $125 million to acquire Oculeve and the TrueTear device in 2015.

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