News & Press


#EyeGetDilated: Nigel D.

November 19, 2019

Guest blog post by Nigel Deacon, ocular melanoma survivor, member of the CURE OM Patient Steering Committee and Co-founder of Ocumel Canada: Why have your eyes examined? I will explain. Please read on. Your eyes can hold secrets, sometimes dark ones. I …



#EyeGetDilated: Dr. Alison Skalet

November 14, 2019

Guest blog post by Alison H. Skalet, MD, PhD, Ophthalmic Oncologist at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Skalet was the recipient of a 2018 MRF Career Development Award for her work in uveal melanoma. #EyeGetDilated: An E …



#EyeGetDilated: Stephanie L.

November 13, 2019

Guest blog post by Stephanie Lyznick, OM advocate and captain of Team Frank CURE OM Squad, walking in memory of her brother-in-law, Frank Nichols: My name is Stephanie Lyznick and I first learned of ocular melanoma in February of 2011 when my brother-i …



#EyeGetDilated: Roger Z.

November 6, 2019

Guest blog post by Roger Z., OM advocate and an ocular melanoma “caregiver warrior”: Our journey together began during the summer of 2008. Back then, Chad and I both danced at the same country bar and had several friends in common, but we had never met …



#EyeGetDilated: Lindsay Z.

November 1, 2019

Guest blog post by Lindsay Zubeck, MRF Courage Award recipient and #EyeGetDilated advocate: It never occurred to me that I should see an eye doctor – I was blessed with 20/20 vision. You only see an eye doctor if you need glasses, right? At the age of …