Hello,My 20 month old grandaughter has a white pupil on a wedding photograph ( her rt eye).Please is there anything other than RB that could cause this ? We only saw the photograph today, and obviously are going to the GP tomorrow. I`m an intensive care nurse, and we are all praying it is not RB.
Age: 20 MONTHS
Sawthe picture today.........goingto the GP tomorrow.
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Has your granddaughter had an eye exam?Any problems at your well child visit with her pediatrician?Any signs of poor vision in that eye?
No.............onlysaw the photo today, we are taking her to the GP tomorrow. IS THERE ANY OTHER CODITION THAT COULD MIMMIC rb?
Other than the picture, does her pupil appear white in person?
The first thing is to ensure that your grand-daughter truly has an absent red reflex.
It is not uncommon to see a white pupil on a photograph in a normal person.
This happens because of the angle of the flash and the camera could be off axis with the eye.
So, I would not worry at this time. Often times these complaints turn out to be nothing.
Her other pictures of the same day have either bilateral red eye, or nothing
Then that is a good sign.
So, if there were a problem, the problems could be RB as you mentioned. It can also be a cataract, other retinal problems in the back of the eye, or strabismus.
She has dark blue eyes, blond hair
Since you have not mentioned any other problem other than the photograph today, then it doesn't appear to be anything.
It is good that you have an appointment to get her evaluated.
She doesn`t havestabismus, but her father had it many yrs as a child, was eventually corrected
Yes. As I mentioned, a white on a one photograph should not be concerning.
I`m praying, excuse typing, work 12 hr nights, I`mdead
Do any other coditions mimmic RB Sir?
A white pupil is also called leukocoria. Look at the website below which talks a little bit about it.http://www.aapos.org/faq_list/leukocoria
I don't think you need to worry, however.
An eye exam will be able to detect any abnormalities.
If it is RB, WHAT ARE HER CHANCES, I realize it`s an impossible question
Just a rough guide would be appreciated
The chances are good if it is RB. 95% cure rate.http://www.aapos.org/terms_faqs/faq_list/retinoblastoma
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