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Kids' Retinoblastoma Facts
Kids’ retinoblastoma is a rare eye cancer that develops in children. It is estimated that kids’ retinoblastoma accounts for roughly 3 percent of all cancers in children under 15. Kids’ retinoblastoma is caused by a certain genetic defect that may be hereditary or non-hereditary. This type of eye cancer may develop in one or both eyes.read more
Retinoblastoma symptoms may be difficult to observe...
especially in infants and small children. Retinoblastoma symptoms are typically apparent as discoloration and misalignment in the affected eyes. Parents and guardians who note abnormalities which coincide with retinoblastoma symptoms should speak with a pediatric optometrist or pediatric ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Doctors and patients should note that many retinoblastoma symptoms may also be present in other types of eye diseases.read more
Diagnosis will typically involve several types of testing...
When abnormal symptoms are first recognized, the child may be examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist, or children’s eye doctor. If retinoblastoma is suspected, the child will undergo more comprehensive screening techniques. These techniques include diagnostic imaging, such as ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI scans. Additional testing such as blood tests and biopsies may also be ordered.read more
Relevant News & Pediatric Information
Stay up to date with the most recent legal news in pediatric litigation. Our blog hosts recent stories, updates in pediatric law, and dives deeper into your legal rights after diagnosis of pediatric retinoblastoma.read more