An eye cancer that most commonly affects children, retinoblastoma tends to occur before the age of two and is most often the result of a gene mutation that has been inherited. If the tumor is localized, the chance of a cure is incredibly high, with more than 90 percent of cases cured.
The Retina Sends Signals to the Brain
Retinoblastoma begins in the retina, the sensitive lining on the inside of the eye that senses light.
Children Most Commonly Impacted
Adults are rarely diagnosed with retinoblastoma. It is the most common form of eye cancer in children.
Common symptoms of retinoblastoma include:
White color in the pupil of the eye
Eyes that appear to be looking in different directions
Redness of the eye
Bulging of the eye