Our research program is in the areas of ophthalmic oncology looking at molecular biology of uveal melanomas and its impact on therapy. We also have a number of clinical studies on orbital lymphoid tumors as well as on conjunctival melanoma, and manuscripts have been and continue to be produced in those areas. Dr. Char is the author of three definitive textbooks in his field, also, the following is a list of those books as well as a selection of recent publications based on research. 


  • Tumors of the Eye and Ocular Adnexa. Hamilton: BC Decker, Inc.  (in conjunction with the American Cancer Society 2001)
  • Clinical Ocular Oncology. Second edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 1998
  • Thyroid Eye Disease. Third edition. Boston: Utterworth-Heinemann, 1997
  • Char DH. Uveal Malignant Melanoma: Differential Diagnosis. In: Singh D, ed. Essentials of Opthalmic Oncology. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated; 200:85-88
  • Onken MD, Worley LA, Char DH, Augsburger JJ, Correa ZM, Nudleman E, Aaberg Jr. TM, Altaweel MM, Bardenstein DS, Finger PT, Gallie BL, Harocopos GJ, Hovland PG, McGowan HD, Milman T, Mruthyunjaya P, Simpson ER, Smith ME, Wilson DJ, Wirostko WJ, Harbour JW. Collaborative Ocular Oncology Group Report Number 1: Prospective Validation of a Multi-Gene Prognostic Assay in Uveal Melanoma. Ophthalmology. 2012;119:1596-1603
  • Correa ZM, Harbour JW, Augsburger J, Char DH, Damato B, Finger PT. Role of Biopsy in the Management of Intraocular Tumors. Retina Times, issue 31, pp 27-32, 2009
  • Mishra K, Quivey J, Dafarti I, Char DH. Uveal Melanoma. In: Hoppe R, Phillips TL, Roach, M (eds) Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncolog, 3rd edition. Philadelphia: Saunder, 2010:1400-1421.
  • Chappell MC, Char DH, Cole TB, Harbour JW, Mishra K, Weinberg VK, Phillips TL. Uveal Melanom: Molecular Pattern, Clinical Features, and Radiation Response. Am J Ophthalmology 2012; 154 (2)227-232.e2
  • Gill Hs, Char DH, Cole TB. Malignancies of the conjunctiva and cornea. In Cornea; Eds. Copeland RA, Afshari N. Jaypee Brothers: Delhi.

RESEARCH and PUBLICATIONS