Retinoblastoma

By Taylor Dion and David Likley

Description

The eye has 3 layers. Retinoblastoma is a tumour in the lowermost layer. It could either develop in one or both eyes, however its most likely that it will only show up in one eye

Symptoms

Retinoblastoma causes a various amount of problems, including but not limited to:


-Problems seeing

-cross-eyed

-red, painful, irritated eyes

-inflamed tissue around the eye

-different coloured eyes

Inheritance pattern

40% of people infected with retinoblastoma inherited it from their parents. It usually comes from an altered gene

Treatment

Because its a tumour, chemotherapy would work. Radiation therapy only when necessary(in serious cases)
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These children both have Retinoblastoma. Whether or not they've inherited it is unknown, though they both show symptoms