• Filing Date: 2020-11-03
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Oct. 29, 2020
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2020  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-34703  
Entity Registrant Name Alimera Sciences, Inc.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 20-0028718  
Entity Address, Address Line One 6120 Windward Parkway  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 290  
Entity Address, City or Town Alpharetta  
Entity Address, State or Province GA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 30005  
City Area Code 678  
Local Phone Number 990-5740  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share  
Trading Symbol ALIM  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Smaller Reporting Company true  
Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity common stock, shares outstanding (in shares)   5,131,744
Entity Central Index Key 0001267602  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31