What Are Treatment Options for Fast Growing Retinoma?
October 6, 2010
I am newly diagnosed with a very fast growing, unilateral retinoma that is without/little calcification but epithelial growth.
The ocular oncologist currently assumes that it is benign, but may be in the process of malignant transformation. A biopsy will not be performed due to interocular concerns. I am having monthly retinal imaging with a full followup with the oncologist in 5 months.
This tumor was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago by an opthamologist during a routine eye exam. It has remained unchanged until after I had Lasik eye surgery in April of this year. I have since been experiencing transient vision loss, double vision, and retinal migraines, none of which are being attributed to the retinoma.
I understand that a retinoma in the process of malignant transformation is rarely reported in the literature, especially in adults. I just had my monthly retinal imagining that showed “marginal growth but not significant enough to report”.
My query regards the course of treatment, as I am extremely uncomfortable with the conservative “wait and see” approach. Are there any therapies that are aggressive without enucleating the eye?
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