• Filing Date: 2020-05-06
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
May 04, 2020
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name ALIMERA SCIENCES INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001267602  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2020  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Smaller Reporting Company true  
Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity common stock, shares outstanding (in shares)   5,031,745