Eye Care after Retinoblastoma
Lifelong ophthalmology care is important after retinoblastoma to protect any remaining sight.
Children who have eye salvage therapy often suffer long term damage to the treated eye. Regular eye exams are needed to detect and treat complications promptly.
Children who lose one eye require regular exams to ensure any problems with the remaining eye are identified early.
In addition to attending regular ophthalmology clinic appointments, taking prescribed medications and following guidance from doctors, you can help protect remaining sight by with healthy living and eye safety for your entire family.
Being overweight and inactive increases risks of eye problems later in life, such as age related Macula Degeneration and diabetes. Keeping active and eating a healthy diet helps protect against theses diseases.
Smokers (including passive smokers) are seven times more likely to develop Macula Degeneration than non-smokers. Avoid smoking around your children, and when they are old enough to understand, warn them of these associated risks.
Accidents are a major cause of preventable vision loss. Prevention is better than cure, and there are many simple things you can do to protect the eyes.
Reduce the risk of permanent damage by treating eye injuries correctly and promptly. Seek professional medical help as soon as possible.
Certain vitamins and minerals are particularly important to overall health of the eyes, helping to reduce risk of eye disease and protecting vision.