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Retinoblastoma Treatments in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia which treat Retinoblastoma patients.

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

20 listed ophthalmologists:

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Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Bumrungrad Hospital

38 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Chaiyen Ratnavijarn

Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery
General Ophthalmology

Dr. Ekachai Bharksuwana

Retina
Cataract
General Ophthalmology

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

The gift of eyesight is one we aim to regain and improve for our young and adult patients seeking the expertise of our ophthalmology specialists. The team uses efficient diagnostic and surgical equipment, offering a range of eye care services and tailoring treatment to your individual needs.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

26 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Lim Wee Kiak

Ocular Inflammation, Immunology and Uveitis

Dr. Theng Thiam Siew Julian

Cornea, cataract and refractive surgery

Rabin Medical Center

The second largest hospital in Israel, Rabin Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital that can handle the most complicated cases in all medical fields.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Rabin Medical Center

6 listed ophthalmologists:

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Prof. D.Weinberger

Ophtalmology

Dr. N.Loya

Cornea

Apollo Hospital Chennai

Apollo's Ophthalmology Unit comprises of specialist doctors who are a perfect combination of skill and expertise.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai

Listed ophthalmologists:

Dr. Major V Raghavan

Ophthalmology

Dr. B Ganesh

Ophthalmology

Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Herzliya Medical Center

12 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Ben - Haim

Ophthalmology

Dr. Chen Verde

Cornea, Cataract

Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

The Department of Ophthalmology at Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony offers the latest and best in diagnostics and care for patients with vision problems, no matter how simple or complex.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

Columbia Asia Hospitals

A 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Sangeeta Rao

Opthalmology Consultant

Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Hadassah Hospital

10 listed ophthalmologists:

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Prof. Jacob Pe'er

General Ophthalmology

Prof. Abraham Salomon

Ophthalmology

Moolchand Medcity

Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.

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Retinoblastoma is treated at Moolchand Medcity

4 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Satish Mehta

Ophthalmology

Dr. Manoj Rai Mehta

Ophthalmology

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About Retinoblastoma Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What Is Retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma is a cancerous tumor of the retina, the thin slim nerve tissue, which lines the back of the eye that forms images and senses light. It might be matched against the film in a camera, which identifies images and sends them to the brain for interpretation. Retinoblastoma is often limited to the eye; however, if untreated, can result in metastasis or spreading to other body parts.


Stages of Retinoblastoma

To schedule treatment for retinoblastoma, your child's doctor must know the tumor's precise size and location to establish the stage of illness.

  • Intraocular retinoblastoma - Cancer is discovered in one or in both eyes but doesn’t extend beyond the eye into the tissues around the eye or even to other body parts.
  • Extraocular retinoblastoma - Cancer has spread beyond the eye, often through the optic nerve. It might be limited to the tissues around the eye, or it might have extended to other parts of the body.
  • Trilateral retinoblastoma - In a few patients with bilateral retinoblastoma, a similar tumor grows in the pineal gland at the base of the brain. The existence of these tumors may lead to other neurological symptoms and need neuroimaging of the brain for prognosis.
  • Recurrent retinoblastoma - Recurrent illness signifies that cancer has returned or advanced after it has been treated. It might reappear in the eye or anywhere else in the body.

Symptoms
  • Leukocoria (white pupil or cat's eye reflex).
  • Misaligned eyes (strabismus)
  • Blurred vision

Causes

Retinoblastoma might be nonhereditary or hereditary. The hereditary type might be in one or both eyes. Most retinoblastoma happening in only one eye isn't hereditary; when the illness takes place in both eyes it’s always hereditary. But, while less popular, retinoblastoma might happen in only one eye and might still be hereditary and passed on to kids.

Tests and Diagnosis

Your child's diagnosis and selection of treatment rely on the scope and location of the illness within and outside of the eye. As soon as retinoblastoma is discovered, additional exams will be carried out to ascertain the size of the tumor and if it has spread to surrounding tissue or even to other body parts.


Treatment and Drugs
    The treatment plan considers both cures of cancer and preservation of vision or the affected eye, and consists of the following:
  • Enucleation — operation to take out the eye
  • Cryotherapy — making use of extreme cold to destroy cancer cells
  • Photocoagulation — making use of laser light to destroy blood vessels, which feed the tumor or to heat the tumors in order that chemotherapeutic drugs will be more effective.
  • External or internal beam irradiation therapy —making use of high-energy radiation from x-rays and other methods to shrink tumors and destroy cancer cells. Radiation might come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy) or might be given by placing radioactive material into or close to the tumor (internal brachytherapy or internal plaque radiation therapy).
  • Chemotherapy —making use of drugs to destroy cancer cells. One type of chemotherapy, known as chemoreduction, is used to shrink the tumors size in order that even if not curative; the reduced tumors will be much more amenable to other treatment modalities. Chemotherapy might be given systemically (through a vein, by mouth, or with injections). In kids with retinoblastoma, chemotherapy drugs can also be injected:
    • Directly into the fluid, which surrounds the spinal cord and brain (intrathecal chemotherapy).
    • Directly into the artery, which feeds the eye (intra-arterial) for local treatment, which has lesser systemic side effects.

Risks : If your little one has retinoblastoma, especially the hereditary kind, there is a greater chance that in later years he or she might develop second cancer. These cancers are often not connected to the eye, and might affect any organ body organ, but especially the skin, bone, or soft tissue.

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