Retinoblastoma – Diagnosis, Treatment and FAQs

What Is Retinoblastoma? Retinoblastoma is the most frequently diagnosed eye cancer in children. It's a life threatening cancer of the retina within the back of the eye. Retinoblastoma is usually discovered in babies between the ages of 6 and 24 months, even though it can be seen at earlier or later ages. How Common Is Retinoblastoma? Retinoblastoma occurs in about 1 in 15,000 live births, and it's estimated to affect approximately 250 to 300 children [...]

2019-12-29T13:44:37+05:30December 29th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

Rhabdomyosarcoma – Cancer of Orbit

What is Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)? Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common cancer originating from the soft tissue of the orbit in children. Orbit is the bony cavity in which the eye resides. It is common in pediatric age group and they are rare in adults. Causes of RMS Rhabdomyosarcoma is caused by some genetic predispositions. Changes in DNA can cause activation of genes promoting cell growth and suppression of genes which inhibit cell growth. This imbalance [...]

2017-04-10T18:40:25+05:30April 10th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery, Treatment|2 Comments

Proptosis – Protrusion of the Eye Could Be a Sign of Cancer

Meningioma is a tumor arising from the covering layers of the brain in the cranial cavity and the optic nerve behind the eye in the orbit. The tumor can cause gradual loss of vision in one eye and may be associated with protrusion of the involved eye as the tumor pushes the eye forward. Both the children and the adults are affected. The diagnosis can be confirmed with CT and MRI. Surgery or radiotherapy or [...]

2017-04-10T18:52:15+05:30July 7th, 2016|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care|1 Comment
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