Ophthalmologists need to be on alert when dealing with retinal disorders in children

WAILEA, Hawaii — Pediatric retina is a difficult field with high stakes. Here at the Hawaiian Eye 2024 meeting, a specialist shared pearls on what any ophthalmologist who deals with pediatric patients should not miss.
“The No. 1 thing that we have to make sure and what we don’t want to miss in the pediatric retinal world is a tumor, a retinoblastoma,” R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, MBA, FACS, said.
If retinoblastoma is suspected, an MRI rather than a CT scan should be the primary noninvasive method to confirm the diagnosis, avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure.

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