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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pediatric Retinoblastoma

It is estimated that 1 out of every 15,000 children under the age of three has retinoblastoma, a fast growing eye cancer. If left untreated, pediatric retinoblastoma can be fatal. The good news is, with early detection and treatment, approximately 90% of the children can be cured of this disease.

Pediatric retinoblastoma is often missed during routine wellness check-ups by pediatricians. I have developed this website to build pediatric retinoblastoma awareness and to help parents identify pediatric retinoblastoma warning signs. Please share this resource with other parents, teachers, and child caregivers to help save a child's life.

If you believe your child is a victim of pediatric retinoblastoma misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose pediatric retinoblastoma, please call or send an e-mail to schedule your free legal consultation with me, Bill Ruffier, at 407.244.3000 or wruffier@dwklaw.com

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