COECSA, Journal, Ophthalmology
Solitary retinocytoma in a seven year old boy
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Wanyonyi M, Njambi L, Kimani K, Gachago M, Njuguna M. (2023). Solitary retinocytoma in a seven year old boy. The Journal of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, 15(01). Retrieved from


Retinal astrocytoma is a rare benign tumour of astrocytes in the neurosensory retina. Detection usually occurs in childhood or adolescence. In this age group the diagnosis of solitary cases can be challenging as they may mimick retinoblastoma. However, there are cases that have been diagnosed in adulthood. In this case report, a seven year old boy presented with long standing history of leukocoria. The discussion highlights the management and distinguishing features with other causes of leukocoria.

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