Retinoblastoma is a form of eye cancer affecting young children and babies. Each year, more than 8,000 new cases of retinoblastoma are diagnosed all around the world, of which a third (over 2,500) are diagnosed in India. Awareness about retinoblastoma is low and early detection is crucial. Early detection and proper treatment ensure 95% of the children diagnosed with retinoblastoma are saved from death, 90% have their eyes intact and 85% have their vision protected.

Through the Mission Jeevan programme, Mission for Vision and its partners provide timely screening, counselling, financial aid, and treatment to children diagnosed with retinoblastoma along with creating awareness among medical practitioners and the masses. Along with saving the sight for these children, the Mission Jeevan programme also plays a critical role in saving lives. The programme also aims to gather and generate evidence for influencing appropriate policy and practice for the management of retinoblastoma.