OCULAR ONCOLOGY SERVICE
WILLS EYE INSTITUTE
840 WALNUT STREET SUITE 1440
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 19107
PHONE: (215) 928-3105
FAX: (215) 928-1140
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
8 AM 4:30 PM
The child will require close follow up of the eye by the retinoblastoma specialist during the first 6 years of life. When the child is an infant, an examination under anesthesia (EUA) will be scheduled every 1 to 6 months depending on the severity of the tumor and the age of the child. When the child is about 5 years old and mature enough to sit steady for an examination without sedation, then the examinations will be done in our office. Before leaving the Institute after each visit, it is important to schedule the next appointment. If appointments are frequently missed, the child might be at serious medical and visual threat.
Following treatment and for the remainder of her/his life, any child with retinoblastoma should have an eye examination twice a year. Also, a qualified medical examination by a pediatrician, pediatric oncologist, or primary care physician is advised lifelong.
Eye protection is important ~
All children with retinoblastoma should wear protective polycarbonate glasses at all times and polycarbonate goggles during activities to shield the eyes from injury. These are available at most stores that sell eyeglasses.