ISTA Pharmaceuticals Announces 2011 Guidance and Pipeline Update Webcast/Conference Call on January 5, 2011

Dec 22, 2010, 07:30 ET from ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA), today announced it will conduct a 2011 guidance and pipeline update webcast/conference call after the market closes on January 5, 2011.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D., and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development, Lauren Silvernail, will provide 2011 guidance, give a commercial and new product pipeline update, and highlight key milestones for 2011.  The webcast/call will include a slide presentation; participants will be able to view the accompanying slides through ISTA's website.  After the call, the slides will be available for download at http://www.istavision.com/investors.html under "Presentations".

Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Webcast and Conference Call Access:

Internet: http://www.istavision.com/investors.html

Domestic dial-in: 800-299-9086

International dial-in: 617-786-2903

Passcode: 69989701

The webcast/conference call will be webcast live and archived on ISTA's website until February 2, 2011.

To access the 24-hour audio replay, U.S. and Canadian participants may dial 888-286-8010; international participants may dial 617-801-6888.  The access code for the replay is 57525060.

About ISTA Pharmaceuticals

ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is the fourth largest and fastest growing branded prescription eye care business in the United States, with an expanding focus on allergy therapeutics.  ISTA currently markets five products, including treatments for ocular inflammation and pain post-cataract surgery, glaucoma and ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.  The Company's development pipeline contains additional candidates in various stages of development to treat dry eye, ocular inflammation and pain and nasal allergies.  Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Company generated 2009 revenues of $111 million.  For additional information about ISTA Pharmaceuticals, please visit the corporate website at www.istavision.com.

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