Retinoblastoma is highly treatable but early diagnosis is vital. The two main symptoms are a white glow and a squint. If your child has these, don’t ignore them.
The white glow
Seeing a white glow in the eye of a child in a photograph or in certain lighting can be really worrying. Find out what causes white eye and what to do if you see it.
We provide ongoing support and information to anyone affected by retinoblastoma. If you need to talk, get in touch with one of our support workers today.
Supporting families affected by retinoblastoma
The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is the only UK charity solely dedicated to helping families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. We provide support, raise awareness and fund research into prevention and treatment.
We’re looking for a parent of a child who has had retinoblastoma to join us as a lay representative on our Scientific Advisory Committee.
Parents began to notice a strange ‘white glow’ in the right eye of their two-year-old son Oliver, although it only appeared in certain light.
We hosted a Parliamentary Drop-In event, as part of World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week 2019, to engage MPs in raising awareness of Rb.
Nicole Beddard undertook a project which explored the experiences of parents with children who have had Rb.
17-year-old Beth Holman shares her experiences of growing up with a visual impairment having been treated for bilateral Rb as a baby.
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