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Retinoblastoma (Definition)

Retinoblastoma are congenital malignant neoplasms that arise from the nuclear ...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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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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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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What are some symptoms of red eye and/or retinoblastoma?

What are some symptoms of red eye and/or retinoblastoma?

Red eye vs retinobla: Red eye reflex found in pictures is the flash reflecting off the retina. Red eye as in the white part around ur eye is most likely an infection. Now most pts with retinoblastoma will tell u when they look back at their photos they did not have the red eye reflex in the eye with the retinoblastoma because the tumor was blocking the reflex. Sometimes it's the first noticeable symptom. ...Read more

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What is retinoblastoma diagnosis?

What is retinoblastoma diagnosis?

Eye exam: It is diagnosed by an eye exam supported by imaging studies. No blood tests to diagnose it. Getting a good history, and physical exam are in order ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of retinoblastoma?

What are the symptoms of retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma: Retinoblastoma is a disease of infancy. The child will not/cannot report symptoms. The parent and pediatrician will watch for white pupillary reflex, eye deviation, eye redness, and will be especially alert if the family in question has a history of this inherited tumor. ...Read more

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