Retinoblastoma is an uncommon pediatric cancer that affects the retina of eye, which plays a key role in vision. The condition is most often diagnosed in children under age 5. The disorder can be genetic or non-genetic. When retinoblastoma is not inherited if only affects one eye. Retinoblastoma can spread throughout the eye, into the optic nerve and into the brain, bones and bone marrow. 

    Symptoms include:

  • Cat's eye (a yellow or white spot on the eye)
  • Poor vision
  • Eyes that turn inward or outward
  • Pain from pressure in the eye

    Treatments used include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Focal therapy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Radiation