LAVAL, QC, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health"), today announced that LUMIFY® (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.025%) redness reliever eye drops have received approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) in South Korea.
"The approval of LUMIFY in South Korea marks another step in our global rollout of these innovative redness reliever eye drops," said Thomas J. Appio, president, Bausch + Lomb/International. "LUMIFY will be a welcome addition to our portfolio of eye health products in South Korea, and we expect LUMIFY will be available to consumers in South Korea in the second half of 2021."
Since its initial U.S. approval in 2017, LUMIFY has achieved the No. 1 dollar share among redness relievers (at 40% share in the latest 52 weeks)1, became the No. 1 eye doctor recommended brand within the first few months of launch,2 and brought in more than a million first-time users into the eye redness reliever category3 in the United States.
Additional regulatory submissions for LUMIFY are underway in multiple countries.
About LUMIFY Redness Reliever Eye Drops In the United States and Korea, LUMIFY is the first and only over-the-counter eye drop developed with low dose brimonidine tartrate 0.025% for the relief of redness of the eye due to minor eye irritations. Unlike other redness relievers, LUMIFY selectively targets redness, with a reduced risk of certain side effects, including rebound redness and loss of efficacy over time, when used as directed. For more information on LUMIFY, U.S. residents can visit www.lumifydrops.com.
About Bausch + Lomb Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely focused on helping people see better to live better. Its core businesses include over-the-counter products, dietary supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in approximately 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bausch.com.
About Bausch Health Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at www.bauschhealth.com.
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