Tags: symptoms | diagnose retinoblastoma | retinoblastoma diagnosis | retinoblastoma in children | test | health02

How to Diagnose Retinoblastoma

Thursday, 02 Jun 2011 09:59 AM

The first thing to do for retinoblastoma diagnosis is a physical examination that checks for the appearance of a white spot in the center circle of the pupil when illuminated with direct light (example - torch light or flash of a camera).

Such examinations reveal symptoms that help diagnose retinoblastoma, such as an unusual glint in the eyes of children and adults and disorientation of eyeballs. These retinoblastoma symptoms include various forms of cross eyes and squinting in children and adults. Other symptoms that help diagnose retinoblastoma are eye redness and eye swelling.

After performing diagnostic physical examinations, diagnostic tools are employed to confirm retinoblastoma diagnosis. The red reflex test, ophthalmoscope exam, and ultrasound are mid-tier diagnostic tools while MRI and CT scan are imaging diagnostic tools that help determine if retinoblastoma has affected other parts surrounding the eyes, after the patient has been tested positive for the disease. Lumbar puncture is another diagnostic procedure that indicates how much the disease has spread out to other parts of the body.

For more information on retinoblastoma, see below:

Retinoblastoma: Top Symptoms

Retinoblastoma: Top 5 Drugs That Work

Retinoblastoma: How Your Diet Plays a Role

Retinoblastoma: Latest Medical Breakthroughs

Retinoblastoma: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
Get me on Fast Features
Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved