Retinoblastoma is a rare type of eye cancer that most commonly affects children, but it can also occur in adults. If detected early, it often can be treated successfully. If not, cancer can spread to other parts of the body. Some forms of retinoblastoma are hereditary.
Can retinoblastoma be in both eyes?
In many cases, retinoblastoma affects only one eye. However, every one out of three children will develop retinoblastoma in both eyes.
Common symptoms of retinoblastoma include:
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Redness and swelling in the eye
- Leukocoria (whiteness in the pupils)
For more information, please visit the American Society of Retina Specialists website.
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