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Some tumours are suitable for treatment by laser, either alone or in combination with chemotherapy.

Small tumours tend to be suitable for laser alone, whereas larger tumours will often be treated with one or two cycles of chemotherapy first to shrink the tumour down to a size which can be treated with laser.

Laser uses heat to destroy tumour cells and is directed through the pupil whilst the child is under general anaesthetic.

Laser requires a series of treatments at two to four-weekly intervals and may even continue after chemotherapy has finished.

See the menu on the left for further treatment options.