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Referral criteria if a new squint or change in visual acuity if cancer is suspected in a child

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The Urgent Referral Cancer guidance has been updated (1). This guidance states:


  • consider urgent referral (for an appointment within 2 weeks) for ophthalmological assessment for retinoblastoma in children with an absent red reflex


  1. NICE (June 2015). Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer.

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