Ocular Melanoma Foundation (OMF)
About Ocular Melanoma Foundation (OMF)
The Ocular Melanoma Foundation (OMF) was established in 2003 by Dr. Robert C. Allen, a Harvard-trained ophthalmologist and his eldest son, Grant Allen. Dr. Allen was also an OM patient, and in confronting this relatively rare disease as both doctor and patient, he was struck by the lack of up-to-date treatment information available to patients, their families and healthcare professionals as well as the paucity of research initiatives devoted to ocular/uveal melanoma as a melanoma wholly distinct from skin cancer. The organization is committed to accelerating and enhancing scientific research, advocacy, and awareness of ocular melanoma and to providing education and support to patients, their families, and healthcare professionals.