updated 12/26/2010 12:46:47 PM ET 2010-12-26T17:46:47

ATLANTA, Dec. 26, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALIM) ("Alimera"), a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that it will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Monday, December 27, 2010 to discuss the Complete Response Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding its New Drug Application for the investigational drug ILUVIEN®.

The conference call will be hosted by Dan Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Rick Eiswirth, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

To participate in the call, please dial (877) 369-6586 (U.S. and Canada) or (253) 237-1165 (international). A live webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the corporate website at http://www.alimerasciences.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning December 27, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. ET and ending on January 10, 2011 by dialing (800) 642-1687 (U.S. and Canada) or (706) 645-9291 (international), Conference ID Number: 34501644. A replay of the webcast will be available on the corporate website for two weeks, through January 10, 2011.

About Alimera Sciences, Inc.

Alimera Sciences, Inc., based in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Presently, the Company is focused on diseases affecting the back of the eye, or retina. Its advanced product candidate, ILUVIEN®, is an intravitreal insert containing fluocinolone acetonide, a non-proprietary corticosteroid with demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of ocular disease. ILUVIEN® is in development for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), a disease of the retina that affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness.

CONTACT:  ICR, LLC
          For Alimera Sciences
          John Mills
          310-954-1105
          John.Mills@icrinc.com

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