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Symptoms of retinoblastoma may include:

  • pupil (the black part of the eye in the middle) that appears white instead of red when a light is shone into it (e.g. in a photograph)
  • red or painful eye
  • larger than usual eyeball
  • cloudiness in the iris (the coloured part of the eye) and the pupil
  • eyes that seem to be looking in different directions (also called 'lazy eye').

Note about symptoms

Many conditions – including common childhood infections – can cause these symptoms, not just retinoblastoma. If your child has any of these symptoms and you are concerned, talk to your child’s doctor.

published: Sunday, 23 August, 2015