SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that it will present data from its Phase 3 clinical program for OMS302 at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, which will take place from November 16 through November 19 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The presentation, "Two Phase 3 Trials of OMS302 in Irrigation Solution for Maintenance of Mydriasis in Intraocular Lens Replacement (ILR)" includes key analyses from the Phase 3 program for OMS302. These analyses are included in both the US and European marketing applications for OMS302. Steve Whitaker, M.D., Omeros' vice president of clinical development and chief medical officer, will present the data on November 17 in Hall C.
OMS302 was also selected to be included in the symposium at AAO entitled "Cataract Surgery: The Cutting Edge," which features novel technologies for cataract surgery for presentation and discussion by an expert international panel. The symposium is scheduled to begin at 12:15 pm on November 17 in The Great Hall.
About Omeros' OMS302 Program OMS302 is Omeros' product being developed for use during intraocular lens replacement (ILR), including cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange. OMS302 is a proprietary combination of the mydriatic (pupil dilating) agent phenylephrine and the anti-inflammatory agent ketorolac. Omeros' NDA for OMS302 has been accepted for filing by the FDA and its MAA for OMS302 has been validated by the EMA.
ILR involves replacement of the original lens of the eye with an artificial intraocular lens. These procedures are typically performed to replace a lens opacified by a cataract or to correct a refractive error of the lens (i.e., refractive lens exchange). OMS302 is added to standard irrigation solution used in ILR and delivered within the eye to maintain intraoperative mydriasis (pupil dilation), to reduce surgically induced miosis (pupil constriction), and to reduce postoperative pain and irritation. Maintenance of mydriasis is critical to the safety and surgical ease of the procedure. Intraoperative pupil constriction increases the risk of injury to intraocular structures and can substantially prolong surgical time.
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