National Eye Health Week (24-30 September 2018) is a key point in the year for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), a charity supporting the families of babies and children affected by a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma, to raise awareness of their work with healthcare professionals, especially health visitors and GPs.

Retinoblastoma - image courtesy of CHECT

Retinoblastoma – image courtesy of CHECT

Over half of babies affected by retinoblastoma (childhood eye cancer) currently experience delays in their diagnosis – and CHECT wants to reduce this. Because retinoblastoma is a cancer which primarily affects babies and pre-school children, health visitors have a key role to play in identifying and referring potential concerns.

Further to our work last year with CHECT to develop a GPP on retinoblastoma, please take the the time to test your knowledge of retinoblastoma (childhood eye cancer) with a short questionnaire from CHECT: