Doctor Finder
We often get asked for recommendations on which doctors are best to see and who has the most experience with uveal melanoma. Really, though, choosing a primary ophthalmologist and an ocular oncologist 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 (ideally >10 cases per year at a minimum) of primary ocular tumors 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. Some of the major tumor centers such as Wills Eye in Philadelphia are good places to start.

Choosing An Oncologist

Resources

Find An Oncologist Database at Cancer.net (hosted/updated by American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO))