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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 741-742

Prenatal genetic diagnosis of retinoblastoma – clinical correlates on follow-up

1 Department of Optometry, Elite School of Optometry, Unit of Medical Research Foundation (In Collaboration with Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan), Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Vitreo-Retina, Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tarun Sharma
Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, 18 College Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.170979

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Retinoblastoma is the most common malignant intraocular tumor in pediatric age group if undetected leads to ocular mortality. Prenatal diagnosis is an emerging technology to detect fatal diseases in utero such that subsequent management is planned to reduce the ocular morbidity. We describe a case demonstrating the importance of prenatal diagnosis in a child with a strong family history of retinoblastoma and importance of a long-term clinical follow-up in these cases.

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