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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?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Mark Pyfer
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See ocular oncology

A retinal detachment may be a sign of recurrent retinoblastoma, or a complication of prior treatment.
It is important to see an ocular oncologist, preferably the one who performed the initial treatment. If they recommend proceeding with surgical repair, then the risks are low in a center experienced in pediatric eye surgery and anesthesia.

In brief: See ocular oncology

A retinal detachment may be a sign of recurrent retinoblastoma, or a complication of prior treatment.
It is important to see an ocular oncologist, preferably the one who performed the initial treatment. If they recommend proceeding with surgical repair, then the risks are low in a center experienced in pediatric eye surgery and anesthesia.
Dr. Mark Pyfer
Dr. Mark Pyfer
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