UNM Eye Center
UNM Eye Center

MSC 10 8000
1600 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Brick Building at NE corner of street light

Phone: (505) 272-2553
Fax: (505)925-4785

Facts about Retinoblastoma


Retinoblastoma Defined

What is retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma is a type of cancer that forms in the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye).


Risk Factors

Who is at risk for retinoblastoma?

The disease usually occurs in children younger than 5 years and may be in one eye or in both eyes. In some cases the disease is inherited from a parent.


Treatment

How is retinoblastoma treated?

Retinoblastoma is a serious, life-threatening disease. However, with early diagnosis and timely treatment, in most cases, a child's eyesight and life can be saved.