Key Inclusion Criteria:
Subjects who have undergone refractive surgery (i.e., PRK, LASIK, LASEK, RK, or SMILE) in both eyes or cataract surgery in both eyes, with or without refractive enhancement in one or both eyes, ≥4 months prior to Screening Visit and experiencing persistent ocular surface pain since the surgery, and have been seen by an ophthalmologist or optometrist at least once with complaint of continued ocular pain since surgery.
Subjects who demonstrate a ≥ 60% reduction in ocular pain within 5 minutes after instillation of a single topical ocular anesthetic drop at Screening Visit.
Subjects with an average pain severity VAS score of ≥ 30 mm based on Daily eDiary for the last 7 days prior to Baseline Visit.
Subjects who have reported pain severity >10 mm based on Daily eDiary for > 50% of the days of the observational period (Screening)
Key Exclusion Criteria:
Use of nerve growth factor eye drops within 14 days of the Screening Visit
Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, or other acute or seasonal ocular diagnosis that are active at the time of Screening or would be active during the course of the study.
Any history of ocular herpes simplex virus or herpes zoster virus infection, or other severe ocular conditions such as graft versus host disease, Stevens-Johnson syndrome or sarcoidosis.
Presence of any ocular infection (bacterial, viral, or fungal) within 30 days prior to Screening.
Chronic topical ocular medications (ie. cyclosporine, lifitegrast) initiated <6 months prior to Screening Visit, or any anticipated change during the study.
Use of ocular or nasal corticosteroids within 30 days of Screening Visit.
Use of neuromodulatory medications (eg, gabapentin, pregabalin) or opioid use for non-ocular pain within 30 days of Screening Visit.
Chronic medications (both over the counter and prescription) that have not been stable for at least 30 days prior to Screening Visit, or any anticipated change in the chronic medication regimen.
Subjects requiring hospitalization within 6 months prior to screening for severe psychiatric disorders (e.g. psychosis, schizophrenia, mania, depression) or major psychiatric illness.