updated 2/4/2011 6:45:34 AM ET 2011-02-04T11:45:34

ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2011 (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 release its fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results after the market close on Thursday, February 10, 2011. An investor conference call will follow on the same day at 4:30 P.M. ET.

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 February 10, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. ET and ending on February 24, 2011 by dialing (800) 642-1687 (U.S. and Canada) or (706) 645-9291 (international), Conference ID Number: 40881561. A replay of the webcast will be available on the corporate website for two weeks, through February 24, 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. A New Drug Application for ILUVIEN® is currently under review by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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

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