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if an infant needs to have surgery for non-germinal retinoblastoma, will they be blind in the affected eye?

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Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
More info needed: What type of surgery is being done and how large is the mass?
Answered on Nov 8, 2012

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