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Early years and visual impairment

A diagnosis of bilateral retinoblastoma can sometimes mean that your child may have some problems with their eyesight. This may result in the need for additional help and support as your child is growing up. We hope you will find the...

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Save the date!

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our next members’ weekend in 2017 – so please get the date in your diary! The event will be held from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September, at Academy Newland Park, in Buckinghamshire. The...

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Kelsey unveils restored opticians

A teen eye cancer survivor was guest of honour to launch newly refurbished premises for Vision Express Ruislip, which relocated its services following a fire at the store. Kelsey Trevett, 15, performed a ribbon cut as a special guest of the...

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The week that changed our lives

One evening, Michelle Turner spotted an unusual white glow in her toddler’s eye. Just seven days later, she was told her boy had cancer. She tells their story… Monday It was a typical weekday evening, just like any other. I was brushing my...

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Esme is VIP guest

Young eye cancer survivor Esme Eagle Davies and Mayor of Hereford Jim Kenyon were special guests as Vision Express opened its new-look Hereford High Street store. Esme, aged 10, was diagnosed with retinoblastoma just before her first birthday...

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Monocular vision

Monocular vision means ‘sight in one eye only’. This information outlines some of the challenges that some children with monocular vision may face… Many children learn to cope very well with sight in one eye only and, in general, the earlier...

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Armanie, 7, raises awareness

Seven-year-old Armanie Binning is doing her bit to raise awareness of retinoblastoma by writing this heartwarming letter to her headteacher. Armanie’s little sister Krïti, who is six months old, has been having chemotherapy after being...

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Mum’s Christmas photo warning

Christmas is a time for taking festive family photos – but one mum is warning parents to make sure they check their snaps for symptoms of a rare childhood cancer after her six-month-old baby was diagnosed with the condition. On the morning of...

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CHECT Christmas eCards

We’re delighted to reveal our 2016 Christmas eCards, which have all been created with a little help from our Santa’s elves. Each of the four festive designs were drawn by children affected by retinoblastoma attending Birmingham Children’s...

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CHECT research in practice

In 2014, CHECT and Fight for Sight co-funded a research project to improve the sensitivity of current genetic testing methods that all new families in the UK affected by retinoblastoma now undergo. Project leaders Dr Simon Ramsden and Dr Trevor...

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