What is it?

Understanding of Retinoblastoma has grown in recent years and is now virtually 100% curable.

Retinoblastoma develops in the light-sensitive lining of the eye, called the retina and can either be unilateral (affects one eye) or bilateral (affecting both eyes).

Around 2 in 5 children have the heritable form of retinoblastoma, allowing the abnormal gene to develop into a tumour.

Symptoms can include a white pupil that doesn’t reflect light, a squint, a painful red eye or in older children, deteriorating vision.

Who does it affect?

A rare form of eye cancer which approx 40 children in the UK receive a diagnosis with each year. Most of these are in children under the age of 5 years.

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You can read more about the types of Retinoblastoma and it’s treatment.

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