Alimera Sciences starts pilot study of Iluvien intravitreal insert

Alimera Sciences, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today reported that enrollment has begun for a pilot study to assess the safety and efficacy of Iluvien(R) in patients with macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion.

The randomized, double-masked pilot study, named FAVOR (Fluocinolone Acetonide for Vein Occlusion in Retina), compares two doses of Iluvien (0.23 and 0.45 micrograms per day).

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