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.
Departments of Ophthalmology and Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh Sch. of Medicine and Grad. Sch. of Public
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