CareTalk: Blog for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Get insights and inspiration from Nemours’ experts in Hematology/Oncology.
At Nemours, we know that the discovery of a cancer, like retinoblastoma (a tumor that grows in the retina), in children is overwhelming. We promise to give you and your child the resources you need to make informed decisions, to answer all your questions, and to help you cope every step of the way. Thankfully, the majority of children treated for retinoblastoma go on to lead normal lives.
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If tests reveal that a retinoblastoma might be present in your child, our pediatric ophthalmologists will work together with Nemours oncologists (cancer doctors) to look for any other signs of the cancer in the body, and determine the disease stage and best course of treatment.
You should also know that majority of children treated for retinoblastoma go on to lead normal lives ― and more than 80% of them will retain 20/20 vision.
A unique relationship with Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville allows our Nemours eye specialists to provide pediatric eye consultation in the emergency department for acute pediatric eye problems or injuries, and in the hospital or outpatient surgery center for for other sometimes complex eye cases, such as pediatric cataract surgery or tumors.
During any pediatric cataract surgery procedure, or any eye procedure requiring anesthesia, our Nemours pediatric anesthesiologists are right there with your child to make decisions on the best types of anesthesia medicine to make sure your child is comfortable.
Nemours Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology also partners in the care of complex pediatric retinal disorders, such as retinoblastoma in children, with a Mayo Clinic retina specialist (an ophthalmologist who has received special training in conditions involving the retina).