Retinoblastoma is a rare form of eye cancer that begins in the retina and can occur in one or both eyes.It mostly affects infants and small children and it's symptoms are rare. However, one may notice
A white color in the center circle of the eye (pupil) when light is shone in the eye, such as when taking a flash photograph
Eyes that appear to be looking in different directions
HOW IS RETINOBLASTOMA DIAGNOSED?
Retinoblastoma can usually be diagnosed accurately without a biopsy by doctors.Imaging tests using x-rays, sound waves, magnetic fields, or radioactive substances may be done to confirm if a tumor in the eye is likely to be a retinoblastoma and to determine how large the tumor is and how far it has spread.
HOW IS RETINOBLASTOMA TREATED?
There are many forms of treatment for retinoblastoma ― all targeted at killing cancer cells. The following treatments, or a combination of treatments, may be recommended:
• Intra-arterial chemotherapy
• External beam radiation
• Radioactive plaques
• Transpupillary thermotherapy
DID YOU KNOW?
This rare form of cancer mostly affects children and can occur in one or both eyes.