Phase 3 Program of Zuprata™ for Macular Edema Associated with Retinal Vein Occlusion to be Initiated in the First Half of 2017Phase 1/2 Trial for Diabetic Macular Edema to be Initiated by the End of 2016 ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLSD), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class drug therapies to treat back-of-the-eye diseases, today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 and provided an update on its development programs. "At Clearside, we are relentlessly pursuing transformative, elegant, precise solutions to restore and preserve vision," said Daniel H. White, Chief Executive Officer and President. "That pursuit has resulted in the achievement of a number of important milestones again in the third quarter of 2016. Noteworthy among those was the report of encouraging additional top-line data from our Phase 2 clinical trial of Zuprata™, our proprietary form of the corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide, in patients with macular edema associated with retinal vein occlusion. We believe that an injection of Zuprata administered to the suprachoroidal space along with an intravitreal injection of an anti-VEGF agent like aflibercept, has the potential to improve visual outcomes relatively rapidly as compared to treatment with anti-VEGF monotherapy." Update on Key Development Programs Macular Edema Associated with Non-Infectious Uveitis At the American Society of Retina Specialists annual meeting in August 2016, Clearside presented findings from a Phase 2 clinical trial of suprachoroidally administered Zuprata ("suprachoroidal Zuprata") for the treatment of macular edema associated with non-infectious uveitis. As previously reported, this trial met its primary endpoint, with a statistically significant mean reduction from baseline in retinal thickness of 164 microns at eight weeks following dosing (p=0.002). There was also a statistically significant mean 9 letter improvement in best corrected visual acuity at eight weeks following dosing (p=0.0004).