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When is surgery necessary for retinoblastoma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: When advanced

Retinoblastoma, a usually inherited tumor of the back of the eye in infancy, can respond to actinic, radiation and chemotherapy.
If the eye has already been destroyed, or is filled with tumor, removal might be necessary. Good cosmetic matches can be made by an ocularist - a maker of artificial eyes.

In brief: When advanced

Retinoblastoma, a usually inherited tumor of the back of the eye in infancy, can respond to actinic, radiation and chemotherapy.
If the eye has already been destroyed, or is filled with tumor, removal might be necessary. Good cosmetic matches can be made by an ocularist - a maker of artificial eyes.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Non responsive

When the tumor does not respond to other therapy, such as laser or radiation therapy -then surgery is needed.

In brief: Non responsive

When the tumor does not respond to other therapy, such as laser or radiation therapy -then surgery is needed.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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