UCSF Benioff Children's pediatric Retinoblastoma Program is a specialized eye clinic at our San Francisco location. We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the retina, the tissue at the back of the eye that senses light and color. Retinoblastoma can cause blindness and is life-threatening, but thanks to earlier diagnoses and improved treatment, survival rates for the disease are now as high as 95 percent.
Our team includes doctors who are expert in treating ocular cancers, a registered nurse, and an ultrasonographer who uses special noninvasive equipment to capture images of the inside of the eye. They collaborate closely to deliver compassionate, effective care. A social worker is also available to support patients and their families through treatment and connect them with resources they may need.
Please note: If your child is scheduled to undergo an eye exam under anesthesia, this will take place at UCSF's Mission Bay campus at 1975 Fourth Street in San Francisco. Eye exams not performed under anesthesia will take place at UCSF's Parnassus Heights campus. You will be given instructions and directions before the exam.
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Best in Northern California for cancer care
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What to Bring
- All medical records relevant to your child's condition from the referring physician, if available. This includes diagnostic imaging like CT scans, MRI, radiograph, etc.
- Glasses if your child wears them
- List of all medications and prescriptions
- Appointment information: the doctor's name and the appointment location and time
- Insurance card
- Primary care physician's name, address and telephone number
- Referring physician's name, address and telephone number
- Co-payment if required by insurance
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UCSF Children's Cancer Program Clinical Trials
UCSF Department of Ophthalmology Research
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