Retinoblastoma (ret-noh-bla-stoh-muh)

Retinoblastoma (ret-noh-bla-stoh-muh)

What is Retinoblastoma?Retinoblastoma is the medical term for the most common form of childhood cancer in the eye.

How Common is Retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma occurs in 1 in every 20,000 children born in the United States. It is the tenth most common pediatric cancer.

What Causes Retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma can either be inherited or occur sporadically. Anyone with a family history of retinoblastoma should be assessed by an eye doctor.

When does Retinoblastoma Occur?

Retinoblastoma occurs in infancy.

How is Retinoblastoma Diagnosed?

Diagnosing retinoblastoma begins with a comprehensive eye exam at Ducklo EyeCare.

Once diagnosed, an eye doctor will refer a child to a pediatric specialist for treatment.

How is Retinoblastoma Treated?

Surgery to remove the retinoblastoma

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