Surgery to remove the affected eye, sometimes in conjunction with the tissues of the orbit, is among the traditional methods of treatment of retinoblastoma.
Retinoblastoma can be cured by using chemotherapy. In the event of recurrence of the disease, the procedure is repeated.
The second and third stage of retinoblastoma can be cured after using combination therapy in which patients may go through a surgery after receiving chemotherapy, which can significantly reduce the size of the tumours in most cases.
One of the new techniques is radiation therapy. Radiation therapy can be performed after giving general anaesthesia to young children. The success percentage of this method goes up to 75%.
In case if the tumour has already moved beyond the circumference of the eyeball, and has grown into the tissues of the orbit, surgical intervention cannot be avoided. Chemotherapy is recommended after surgical treatment.