so worried about my toddlers white pupil in photo! please help.

Posted , 4 users are following.

I need abit of advice on my2 year old daughter, a few days ago i noticed on one of her photos taken recently tjat her left pupil had a whitish/yellow glow, it had been taken on a mobile pone with the flash on, i cant help but worry it could be retinoblastoma which happens most commonly in hildren under 5 and in going out of my mibd with worry, shes longsighted amd wears glasses she was referred to the eye specialist 3months ago because of a squint and they did some tests and found iut she needed glasses, ive takken her to see the gp who did a red reflex test which basically means looking in the back of her eyes tobtest her reflexes and he said it all looked normal do no tumors were seen, im still not 100% reassured with this do am going to be getting her an app with the opticians, can i just add in the photo where her pupil is glowing her eye was turned in towards her nose as she didnt have her glasses on so maybe the flash reflected off her optic nerve? I read that could be a possability, anyone with some experience or advice on this i wouod be so greatful for,sorry for such a long post TIA x

0 likes, 8 replies

Report / Delete

8 Replies

  • Posted

    Also sorry for all the bad spelling mistakes i didnt read it back to myself before posting, and on my phone aswel, hope you can understand it alright lol x
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    It might as you say be a matter of the flash because mobile phones do use a different type of flash to standard cameras.

    In any event as a precaution I would get her eyes checked out as soon as possible.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    A white pupil does possibly indicate retinoblastoma, but if your GP has done a red reflex test and says it is OK, it probably is, but do see an eye specialist if you are still worried. Is there any history of retinoblastoma in the family? You could take another photo of your daughter which may put your mind more at rest. 
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi MaisieMarie, try not to imagine the worst.  Your daughter is already 'in the system', have you tried telephoning the Ophthalmologist's secretary and asking for an appointment?  They are usually very helpful and you should get an appointment quite quickly.

    What is your daughter's eye like now?

     

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi thanks for yoir reply her eye is fine as i said it only happen in one photo wjen a mobile phone flash was used ive been taking photos with my digital camera everyday and her eye looks normal in everyone, im so hoping it was just a bad angle and caught her optic nerve, i just feel so worried about it.
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Thanks everyone for your comments i took her to see an eye doctor at the hospital who examined her eyes well and nothing abnormal was found, he used dilating drops so he could see right into the back of her eyes, but now 2 days later her left pupil looks larger than her right would you say thats normal after using drops? I no theres probably nothing wrong with jer as her eyes were checked very well before dilation and after and she has no other symptoms so would u say its just after effects from the drops?
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up