Once the ophthalmologist analyzes your child's symptoms and medical history, they will perform a physical examination, which will include an eye exam and imaging studies such as ultrasound and computed tomography.
If there are indications that the cancer has already metastasized, the following tests will be performed to corroborate it:
- Bone scintigraphy.
- Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
- Lumbar puncture.
The treatment plan will be established based on the volume of the tumor and where it is located, as well as whether it has metastasized, sending the cancer to other areas of the body.
Before resorting to more radical options such as surgery to remove the eye and the consequent loss of vision in the affected eye, therapeutic alternatives will be used to try to cure the cancer, such as:
- Transpupillary thermotherapy.
If none of these therapies work, a surgical procedure called enucleation will be performed, which consists of removing the affected eye and then placing an artificial eye implant.
Since its inauguration in 2009, our Cancer Center offers chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments at the level of the best medical centers in the world through a comprehensive care model for cancer patients.