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

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Dr. Craig Uhl
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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