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When examining young children, it is important to look for a bilateral ocular red reflex to screen for:
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pemsou5_wp • September 1, 2020


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  1. Kelly September 4, 2020 - 1:08 am Reply

    B) Retinoblastoma
    A classic presentation of retinoblastoma is leukocoria (white pupillary reflex), sometimes noted only in photos, in a toddler-age child. Other common findings include strabismus, nystagmus, and red eye. Leukocoria may also be the result of congenital cataract, corneal scarring, ocular toxocariasis, and Coats disease, a congenital abnormality of retinal blood vessels. Children with leukocoria should always be urgently referred to an ophthalmologist.

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