ok this topic has been on the news recently with the number of babies being diagnosed...but it also made me take notice as I had noticed before this came to light in the press a few photo's of myself that in my right eye was white instead of red in the other eye...
I am 21 years old and was wondering if it was just in children and babies this could be caught???
Also I am partly blind in my right eye so could it just be that that is making the pupil white on photo's unlike my left eye??
I don't want to be panicking over nothing if its just in babies this retinoblastoma so would appreciate any advice/reassuance to stop my worrying...many thanks in advanced!!
This cancer is the most common one of childhood, and, only, few cases of retinoblastoma in adults (aged 20 y and older) have been reported in the literature.
Ninety percent of all retinoblastoma cases are diagnosed within the first three years of the child's life.
Children with a family history (10% of cases) of this cancer are typically diagnosed at four months of age.
Those without family history (90% of cases) are usually diagnosed at age of one or two years.
Besides retinoblastoma, there are few others conditions that can cause white reflex pupil (cataract, retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity, retinal malformation, intraocular infection, retinal vascular abnormality), and they all need medical attention.
Since when you are experiencing partial blindness?