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One eye poking out 1mm. Aches, NO vision loss. Scared its eye cancer/optic nerve glioma. I need info on this. I can't find an ophthalmologist! 19 y/o?

One eye poking out 1mm. Aches, NO vision loss. Scared its eye cancer/optic nerve glioma. I need info on this. I can't find an ophthalmologist! 19 y/o?

PROPTOSIS: Although I lack information regarding your prior medical issues, would certainly wonder about some congenital asymmetry, but if this is new, could be a sign of Grave's disease, a thyroid issue. Would contact your primary care physician first, and get a baseline evaluation. Your cancer and glioma concerns suggest info from computer. Get direct evaluation from a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Shon Cook
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Astrocytoma (Definition)

Astrocytoma is a tumor that is arising from a specific cell type in the central nervous system (brain or spine) that is called astrocyte. These are the cells that support the actual nerve cells (neurons). It is a common type of nervous system tumor, which has different types, benign to malignant. Treatment is tailored according to this as well ...Read more


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What are the risks of operating the retinal detachment on a 2y.O. Who had a prior retinoblastoma, which is considered now cured?

What are the risks of operating the retinal detachment on a 2y.O. Who had a prior retinoblastoma, which is considered now cured?

Risks vs. rewards: The risks of surgery need to be weighed against the benefit of restoring or maintaining sight. If the chances of visual improvement are low, surgery may not be appropriate. If there is a chance of improvement in the long term, however, surgery would be appropriate. Please speak with your retinal surgeon and pediatric ophthalmologist; they should guide you in the right direction. ...Read more

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What is retinoblastoma of the eye?

What is retinoblastoma of the eye?

Inherited tumor: This is a tumor of the photoreceptive cells present at birth or soon afterwards. It is malignant, serious and needs immediate attention. While many are in families, some can be a new mutation or a non-in herited, non-germ line mutation. All need serious treatment along with genetic counseling. ...Read more

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How does a infected retinoblastoma eye compare to a normal eye.?

How does a infected retinoblastoma eye compare to a normal eye.?

Infection in eye: Retinoblastoma, a generally inherited intraocular tumor, is not a risk factor for infection unless the outer coats of the eye have been opened to surgically address the tumor. An eye with retinoblastoma can get ordinary infections like any child and these would need to be addressed by a pediatric ophthalmologist if that is happening now. ...Read more

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What are some characteristics of infected retinoblastoma eye compared to a normal eye?

What are some characteristics of infected retinoblastoma eye compared to a normal eye?

White eyes...: Many parents and their pediatricians first see signs of retinoblastoma after noticing that their child's and/or pt's pupil (the dark circular area in the middle of the iris, the colored part of the eye) appears whitish in bright light. Some parents notice this effect in photographs. This happens because the pupil is translucent; so, retinal tumors that lie behind it may be noticeable. ...Read more

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Did I wait too long for baby's eye exam? She's scheduled for an InfantSEE exam in month and a half. I'm scared of retinoblastoma. I haven't flashed.

Did I wait too long for baby's eye exam? She's scheduled for an InfantSEE exam in month and a half. I'm scared of retinoblastoma. I haven't flashed.

See the doctor now. : If you are worried about retinoblastoma you should take her to a pediatrician soon. If the doctor finds any problems on exam he or she will refer her to the right specialist . ...Read more

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My 1 year old bro has retinoblastoma and he looks very healthy the doctor here in the PH said that they have to remove his eye asap without even doing any examination. Should we trust them?

My 1 year old bro has retinoblastoma and he looks very healthy the doctor here in the PH said that they have to remove his eye asap without even doing any examination. Should we trust them?

When in doubt,2nd op: Second opinion from another pediatric oncologist is your best choice when you are in doubt. Sometimes it is possible to save the affected eye...it all depends on the size/stage of cancer...only bigger tumors may need surgery. This tumor is very sensitive to chemotherapy which will regress it , hopefully completely in which case, I suspect, the eye can be saved. But do seek a second opinion...even ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


Dr. Steven Bowers
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Retinoblastoma (Definition)

Congenital malignant neoplasms that arise from the nuclear ...Read more