Mum issues warning after discovering daughter’s eye cancer
16.05.2018

Mum issues warning after discovering daughter’s eye cancer

To mark World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week (13-19 May), the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust and Vision Express are urging parents to ensure their children have regular eye tests.

Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a form of cancer that affects babies and children aged under six. In a poll of more than 1,000 parents, two out of three parents weren’t aware that a squint or lazy eye can be a symptom of an aggressive eye cancer in children and only 35 per cent identified a squint as one of the signs of Rb. 

Eliza Thomas was three years old when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in 2015 and she had her left eye removed to save her life.

Watch a video that provides more information on Eliza’s story and why it is so important to get your child’s eyes checked and look out for symptoms.

For more information, please contact Emma Kaye at TVC Group: emma.kaye@tvcgroup.com