Retinoblastoma: Identifying the Diagnostic Signs for Early Treatment
- Corresponding Author:
- Simon B N Thompson
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology Psychology Research Centre,
Faculty of Science & Technology Bournemouth University, Poole, BH12 5BB, UK
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 27, 2015; Accepted Date: April 22 2015; Published Date: April 28 2015
Citation: Thompson SBN,Chinnery H, Noroozi S, Dyer B, Barratt K (2015) Retinoblastoma: Identifying the Diagnostic Signs for Early Treatment. Int J Neurorehabilitation 2:160. doi:10.4172/2376-0281.1000160
Copyright: © 2015 Thompson SBN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Retinoblastoma is a rare but significant cause of childhood eye cancer world-wide. The prognosis depends upon early diagnosis and treatment but also upon accurate classification of the tumours. Unilateral incidence is normally non-hereditary compared with bilateral incidence where secondary tumours are more common. Survivorship is much better for unilateral compared with bilateral and trilateral retinoblastoma. Early signs are important to detect and photography can assist in identifying no return of “red-eye” during flash photography and yellow appearance of the tumour. Treatment options are discussed together with new psycho-oncology approaches that address potential trauma in the survivor as well as in the family of the survivor.