SOURCE: Ora, Inc.

Ora, Inc.

April 25, 2011 10:52 ET

The National Dry Eye Patient Conference Presented by Sjogrens Syndrome Foundation to Be Hosted by Ora on June 18, 2011

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2011) - It is estimated that over 20 million people suffer from dry eye in the United States alone. Dry Eye is the hallmark symptom of Sjögren's syndrome, a chronic autoimmune disease in which people's white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. Today, as many as 4 million Americans are living with this disease. On June 18, The Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation will gather leading experts from around the country to address this debilitating chronic issue at Ora Clinical Research, the world's leading Dry Eye Research facility. The conference is open to the public for people to learn more about the potential causes, Dry Eye management and treatments as well as future treatment that are expected for Dry Eye and Sjögren's syndrome.

The National Dry Eye Conference:

Location:
Ora Clinical Research
300 Brickstone Square, 3rd Floor, Andover, MA 01810

Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register at:
http://www.sjogrens.org/home/get-connected/patient-seminars/dry-eye-conference

Cost:
$20 to pre-register by June 6, 2011

Call:
1-800-475-6473

Leading dry eye experts from around the United States will present an array of topics including:
Overview of Dry Eye and Potential Causes; Management of Dry Eye -- What's in the Aisle?; Clinical Trials Explained including a Dry Eye Patient Panel; Contact Lense Wear for Dry Eye Patients and Dry Eye Treatment Pipeline.

About Ora
Ora, Inc. (www.oraclinical.com) is the world's leading independent ophthalmic product development firm, with 32 product approvals during its 30-year history. Ora helps clients garner FDA approvals by providing strategic clinical-regulatory guidance and complete turnkey clinical-regulatory services. Ora's technology-based, concept-to-market services and solutions accelerate development timelines and improve the scientific quality of clinical research along every step of the development pathway.

About Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation
Founded in 1983 the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation (SSF) provides patients with practical information and coping strategies that minimize the effects of Sjögren's syndrome. The Foundation's Mission is to educate patients and their families; increase public and professional awareness and encourage research into new treatments and a cure for Sjögren's syndrome.

Contact Information

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    Media Relations Contact
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