Pune: NGO to hold awareness programmes about retinoblastoma

  • By IE
  • | Friday | 11th May, 2018

(Representational Image)The Iksha Foundation, a Bengaluru-based NGO supporting children with eye cancer, has stepped up programmes to spread awareness about retinoblastoma and ensure that the disease is detected in potential victims in its early stages. According to Iksha Foundation, reported incidences of RB are increasing. According to Thanmaya Bekkalale, founder and trustee, Iksha Foundation, “We only know the reported cases of RB, there are numerous cases that go unreported. (Representational Image) It can occur either in one eye or both. Doctors suggest systemising eye screenings for toddlers will go a long way in preventing childhood blindness.

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