Doctor Finder

When we at OMF are asked for recommendations on who to see, we generally point patients and caregivers to the doctors who have the most experience with uveal melanoma. For a number of reasons, we refrain from having opinions on which doctors patients should see and really it is a personal decision based upon a number of factors including your own disease, geographical location and proximity to a major eye center, the educational/training background of the physician, their familiarity with OM, etc. However, when choosing an ocular oncologist, going to someone who is seeing a decent number of primary ocular tumors (say, more than 30 per year) is generally a good proxy for them understanding the array of options available and being able to guide you as patient/caregiver through the complex treatment landscape. 

OM Specialists

OM Specialists - United States.pdf
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This list is certainly not exhaustive. Email any additions and/or corrections to resources@ocularmelanoma.org.
The Resources to the right are also excellent destinations for up-to-date information. We encourage you to use all of these pieces of information to find a doctor who is right for you.

Also, unlike many other cancers, OM patients typically keep in close contact with their local ophthalmologist in addition to their oncologist, being intermittently seen by both doctors (if not more).

Choosing An Oncologist

Resources

Eye Cancer Foundation's Doctor Finder (hosted/updated by Paul T. Finger, MD, FACS): Search over 200 specialists in more than 50 countries
Find An Oncologist Database at Cancer.net (hosted/updated by American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO))