Leukocoria is not necessarily a sign of retinoblastoma. A white glow in the eye can be caused by a normal optic disc reflection or another eye condition such as cataract or a severe refractive error.
Move your mouse over the images to find out what is causing the white reflex in each photograph – the answers may surprise you.
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Could you tell, just from the photograph, which child has retinoblastoma? If you see white pupil in your child’s photo, always get it checked out! Even if you think it is a normal optic nerve reflection, always request an eye exam from your primary doctor or an eye doctor.
Know the Glow and PhotoRED
Retinoblastoma specialists advise parents take photos once a month to check for a normal red-eye reflex in children under six years of age. Photos should be taken with a regular camera (not a smartphone) in a dimly lit room, without red-eye reduction.