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Retinal astrocytoma

My 9 yr old who has no medical problems had an eye exam to see about contacts (he has myopia). The ophthalmologist saw an abnormality and referred him to a retinal specialist who looked at and concluded it is "most likely" a retinal astrocytic hamartoma. I have read that these are associated with a condition called tuberous sclerosis but my child has no other findings to suggest he has this.  Has anyone else seen or heard of this and should I be concerned other than he has a suspected congenital defect?
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You may get a better answer on the eye care forum ,go back to the forums page and look down the list for Eye Care forum good luck
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