Imprimis Pharmaceuticals' Ophthalmic Formulations to be Presented at the 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Meeting

Planned AAO events and sessions will highlight Imprimis' Dropless Therapy™ and LessDrops™ combination drop therapy and outcomes from the "Analysis of the Economic Impacts of Dropless Therapy on Medicare, Medicaid, State Governments and Patients" economic study

Nov 12, 2015, 07:30 ET from Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMY), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary compounded drug therapies, today announced its ophthalmic formulations and outcomes from a recent economic study will be featured in presentations, courses, and related events at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting being held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 14–17, 2015.  The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership organization of ophthalmologists who provide comprehensive eye care to patients throughout the world. More than 90 percent of practicing ophthalmologists are AAO members, and the Academy boasts of more than 7,000 international members.

Imprimis' Dropless™ injectables and/or LessDrops™ combination drops will be discussed at several sessions during the AAO meeting.    

Topics by Day and Time (Pacific Standard Time):


Saturday, November 14, 11:15 am-11:22 am.

Topical Steroids vs. NSAIDs: Effect on Cystoid Macular Edema Incidence after Cataract Surgery with Transzonular Medicines

Presenting author: Ahad Mahootchi, MD

Location:  Sands Expo/Venetian, Bassano 2701


Sunday, November 15, 12:15 pm-1:45 pm.

The Cutting Edge

Chair: Robert Osher, MD

Panelists: Richard Lindstrom, MD; David Chang, MD; Abhay Vasavada, MBBS FRCS; Boris Malyugin, MD, PhD; Richard Packard, MD; and Iqbal Ahmed, MD

Location:  Sands Expo/Venetian, Venetian Ballroom EF


Sunday, November 15, 2:00 pm-4:15 pm

New and Emerging Technologies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Senior instructor: Jonathan M. Davidorf, MD

Instructors: Michael Colvard, MD; Iqbal K. Ahmed, MD, Anthony Aldave, MD; Richard Lindstrom, MD; John Doane, MD; Mark Packer, MD; Ganesha Kandavel, MD; and Nicole Fram, MD

Location: Sands Expo/Venetian, Lido 3005


Sunday, November 15, 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

 Personalized Cataract Surgery: Femtosecond Laser, Advanced Technology IOLs, and New Devices

Senior instructor: Matteo Piovella, MD

Instructors: Jorge Alio, MD PhD; Steve Arshinoff, MD; Burkhard Dick, MD; Jack Holladay, MD MSEE FACS; Barbara Kusa, MD; and Richard Lindstrom, MD; Zoltan Nagy, MD

Location: Sands Expo/Venetian, Murano 3305


Monday, November 16, 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Best of the Best: An Update in Cataract Surgery

Senior Instructor: Matteo Piovella, MD

Instructors: David Chang, MD; Steven Dell, MD; Burkhard Dick, MD; Fabrizio Camesasca, MD; Claudio Carbonara, MD; Richard Lindstrom, MD; and Steven Schallhorn, MD

Location:  Sands Expo/Venetian, Venetian Ballroom C


Monday, November 16, 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Better Surgery through Chemicals

Senior Instructor:  William G. Myers, MD

Instructors:  Minas Coroneo, MBBS, MS; David Glasser, MD; Steve Arshinoff, MD; William Mieler, MD; Charles Leiter; Hiroyuki Nakashizuka, MD; Daniel Dawson, MD; Neal Shorstein, MD; John Wittpenn, Jr. MD; Jeffrey Liegner, MD; and Ramon Lorente, MD

Location:  Sands Expo/Venetian, Marco Polo 706


Monday, November 16, 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Hot Topics 2015

Chair:  Maria M. Aaron, MD

Panelists: Donald Tan, MD; William Trattler, MD; Shigeru Kinoshita, MD; Gustano DeMoraes, MD; Randy Kardon, MD, Steven Yeh, MD; Edward Holland, MD; Jeffrey Liegner, MD; and Bita Esmaeli, MD

Location: Sands Expo/Venetian Ballroom AB


Tuesday, November 17, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Dropless Cataract Surgery Rationale, Effectiveness, and the Technique

Instructors:  Jeffrey Liegner, MD; Ahad Mahootchi, MD; and Neal Shorstein, MD

Location:  Sands Expo/Venetian, Galileo 1001


Additional information about Imprimis and its proprietary innovative ophthalmic treatment options and the events at the AAO 2015 meeting will be available to conference attendees on the showroom floor at Booth #5255. 

Mark L. Baum, CEO of Imprimis stated, "It is a privilege to participate at the annual AAO 2015 meeting.  Interest in our innovative ophthalmic drug formulations and other compounded formulations continues to grow and we look forward to visiting with members of the ophthalmology community, investors and business partners.  This meeting provides us with the opportunity to meet with those physicians and their staff who have not yet heard our message and to hopefully win their business and to have their patients experience the benefits of Dropless Therapy and LessDrops topicals."

All Imprimis compounded formulations may only be prescribed pursuant to a physician prescription for an individually identified patient consistent with federal and state laws governing compounded drug formulations.

About Imprimis' Ophthalmic Formulations

Imprimis' proprietary ophthalmic compound formulations have been optimized for both injectable and topical applications compatible with the eye. The compounded drug formulations allow for the increased solubility of a variety of active pharmaceutical ingredients, creating small, uniform particle sizes which enable them to be combined for administered as either an injectable at the time of surgery or used as a topical eye drop post-operatively.  Tri-Moxi (triamcinolone acetonide and moxifloxacin hydrochloride) and Tri-Moxi-Vanc (with added vancomycin), are available in single, injectable intraocular doses administered during ocular surgery, where as a result of surgery, there is inflammation and a chance for post-operative infection.  Over 400 ophthalmologists are now prescribing Imprimis' proprietary Dropless Therapy™ compounded formulations.  Since its launch in April 2014, Dropless Therapy™ formulations have been administered in over 100,000 eye surgeries, primarily cataract surgeries.  Ophthalmologists have reported that Dropless Therapy formulations may substantially reduce or eliminate the need for costly eye drops following ocular surgeries thereby simplifying post-operative patient care and helping to provide safeguards against bacterial infection and inflammation.  The findings of the "Analysis of the Economic Impacts of Dropless Cataract Therapy on Medicare, Medicaid, State Governments, and Patient Costs" economic study conducted by researchers at Andrew Chang & Co, LLC demonstrated that our Dropless Therapy™ could provide savings to Medicare, Medicaid and patients of up to $13 billion, with a most likely savings estimate of $8.7 billion.  The co-sponsored economic study was conducted assuming the cost of Dropless Therapy™ was $100 per dose.  More information is available at

In April 2015, Imprimis launched a portfolio of Combination Drop Therapy topical formulations which may require up to 50% fewer drops to be administered by patients and provide significant cost savings of up to 75% compared to current traditional post-surgery eye drop treatments. The LessDrops educational campaign aims to improve patient compliance and alleviate patient confusion associated with complex eye drop regimens. For more information, please visit


San Diego-based Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMY) is a national leader in the development, production and dispensing of novel compounded pharmaceuticals.  The company's business primarily consists of four therapeutic segments including ophthalmology, urology, sinus and integrative medicine.  Imprimis dispenses compounded pharmaceuticals in all 50 states from four facilities located in California, Texas, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  For more information about Imprimis, please visit the corporate website at


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