About Eye Cancer


Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer that almost exclusively affects young children.  It is the most common cancer of the eye in children.

Retinoblastoma is treated at two nationally designated centres – in London and Birmingham.

The prognosis for retinoblastoma that has been treated is very good, although some children will lose some vision and others may have to have their eye removed.

Retinoblastoma is frequently picked up by parents or photographers taking a photo of the child.  When flash is used, the resulting photo may show a glow as the tumour reflects the flash back towards the camera.

Further information about retinoblastoma can be found on the NHS Choices website.

If your child has been affected by retinoblastoma please contact the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT).

If you are an adult survivor of retinoblastoma and you would like support dealing with vision or eye loss, please visit our support pages.

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