Alimera Sciences, Inc., headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Alimera's European operations are conducted from London by its subsidiary, Alimera Sciences Limited.
ILUVIEN (190 micrograms intravitreal implant in applicator) is a sustained release intravitreal implant used to treat patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). Each ILUVIEN implant delivers sustained sub-microgram levels of fluocinolone acetonide (FAc) for 36 months. ILUVIEN is injected in the back of the patient's eye with a 25-gauge needle, which allows for a self-sealing wound. In the two phase 3 clinical trials of ILUVIEN, collectively known as the FAME Study™, the most frequently reported adverse drug reactions included cataract development and increased ocular pressure. In the EU, ILUVIEN is approved for vision impairment associated with chronic DME considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies. ILUVIEN is approved in the U.S. for the treatment of DME in patients who have been previously treated with a course of corticosteroids and did not have a clinically significant rise in intraocular pressure (IOP).