Dr. Ankita Patil

Retinoblastoma is an eye cancer that begins in the retina ,most commonly affects young children.


Because retinoblastoma mostly affects infants and small children, symptoms aren’t common.
Signs That parents to notice and inform the eye doctor are :

-white reflex-A white color in the center circle of the eye (pupil) when light is shone in the eye, such as when someone takes a flash photograph of the child.
-squinting of eye ie Eyes that appear to be looking in different directions
-Poor vision
-Eye redness
-Eye swelling

There is risk of cancer returning in and around the treated eye. (Metastasis)
For this reason, Dr Ankita Patil will schedule follow-up exams to check for recurrent retinoblastoma.

Additionally, children with the inherited form of retinoblastoma have an increased risk of developing other types of cancers in any part of the body in the years after treatment, especially pineoblastoma, a type of brain tumor. For this reason, children with inherited retinoblastoma may have regular exams to screen for other cancers.