HUM-MOLGEN DIAGnostics/Clinical Research


29 November 1996
13q deletions and Retinoblastoma

This week I saw a 10 day-old child with a 13q deletion (includes the RB locus). Parents are reportedly normal. Eye exam demonstrated no lesions in either eye. How often should the infant have dilated eye exams to screen for retinoblastoma? Opinions would be very helpful. Thanks.

Michael B. Gorin, M.D. Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Ophthalmology and Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh Sch. of Medicine and Grad. Sch. of Public Health
Mail address: Dept. of Ophthalmol. - 8th floor,
The Eye & Ear Institute Building
203 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: (412) 647-2211 FAX: (412) 647-5880