Retinoblastoma is a type of cancer that affects immature retinal cells. It is the most common type of tumor that affects children’s eyes.
This dangerous condition has some signs that symbolize its appearance and development. The most common signs include abnormal pupils, also called cat’s eye reflex, irritated and reddish eyes, delayed development of the suffering children, characteristic squint that make the child looks cross-eyed, etc.
If your child’s one eye appears red in photographs, this could also be an indication for retinoblastoma, so it is recommended to consult a doctor if you have noticed this phenomenon.
The white eye sign is another common indication about the disease but its presence doesn’t necessarily mean the disease is present. The white eye can also be caused by bad reflection of light or by other health conditions, including Coats’ disease.
Retinoblastoma is diagnosed after special examination done under anesthetic.