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Healthy Living: Detecting Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is an aggressive cancer in children that robs them of their sight.

Now doctors have found a new way to detect it that may end up saving the child’s eyes and life.

Courtney Hunter explains in Healthy Living.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is now running a multicenter trial.

So following strict research protocols, surgeons from all over the country can take a sample of the aqueous humor and send it to doctor berry and her team for evaluation.

But parents, be aware: the best detection may be you!

When looking at your child’s photograph, instead of the typical red eye from flash photography in a child with retinoblastoma, the pupil will appear white.