The active ingredient in CYSTADROPS, cysteamine, enters the lysosomesLysosomes are the organelles within the cells in your body that act as cell digestive system. Lysosomes break apart amino acids such as cystine of cells in the cornea. Once inside, it breaks apart cystine, which can then be transported out of the lysosomes. As a result, the build-up of corneal cystine crystals decreases over time with continuous treatment.
CYSTADROPS is a viscous formulation that appears as a thick liquid solution applied directly to the eye in order to reach the cells in the cornea.