Signs and Symptoms of Retinoblastoma
Also known as a squint, strabismus can be the first sign of retinoblastoma. This is a misalignment of the eyes that may either turn in or out, up or down. Strabismus is often incorrectly referred to as “lazy eye”.
Strabismus is a common occurrence in babies younger than six months, and frequently resolves naturally. However, the baby’s eyes should be examined to ensure retinoblastoma or another serious eye condition is not the underlying cause. Delaying screening until after six months old may be devastating for a baby who does have retinoblastoma.