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.
The latest photos and CHECT Champions Awards from our family day out at Discover Children’s’ Story Centre
Have you, or someone you love, been affected by Rb? Would you like to share your story to raise awareness and help others going through the same thing?
Not only did we end up making two research fund awards rather one, we are also excited to be offering a PhD grant for the first time in many years.
Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, but for Laila Ollie, it was the moment they discovered that their little boy had to have his eye removed.
Kyle’s family travelled from Malta to the UK for his Rb treatment when he was two years old. Now aged 20, he shares his experience of growing up with an artificial eye.
Eve Smyth is a 62-year-old second-generation Rb survivor. She shares her advice, as well as her fascinating story of growing up blind and how she managed to find the strength to adopt after tragically losing her son to trilateral Rb.