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Treatment Saves Vision and Life of Child with Rare Eye Cancer

HOUSTON, TX (October30, 2013)

Physicians at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital recently performed the first documented case in Texas where a chemotherapy drug was delivered directly into the eyes of a 2-year-old girl with a rare form of eye cancer known as retinoblastoma.

“This is such an exciting milestone for the entire team here at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital,” said pediatric ocular oncologist Amy Schefler, M.D., who performed the landmark procedure.