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What is retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma is the most common ocular malignancy in childhood.  The most common presenting sign is leukocoria (white pupil), which is usually first noted by family members and described as a cat’s eye appearance.  Other cases present with strabismus or squint.  The diagnosis depends on a thorough dilated retinal examination.  The major goal of treatment is to save the patient’s life, and secondarily to salvage the eye and vision if possible. Although enucleation is a major form of treatment, other treatment modalities exist today.  The choice of treatment depends on size, location and tumor extent.