Retinoblastoma is a rare type of eye cancer that can affect young children (usually under five years of age).

If it's picked up early, retinoblastoma can often be successfully treated (children treated for retinoblastoma diagnosed at an early stage have a survival rate of more than 95%).

Retinoblastoma can either affect one or both eyes.If it affects both eyes, it'susually diagnosed before a child is one year old. If it affects one eye, it tends to be diagnosed later (between the ages of two and three).

This page covers:

  • Symptoms of retinoblastoma
  • Causes of retinoblastoma
  • Diagnosing retinoblastoma
  • Treating retinoblastoma
  • Screening for retinoblastoma
  • Getting support
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 28 Nov 2016