Leukocoria in a newborn baby is an urgent situation that needs immediate attention from an ophthalmologist. The cause of the leukocoria can be retinoblastoma, congenital cataract, Coat’s disease, Norrie Disease, PHPV, or another issue. The diagnosis must be made in a timely manner and treatment given early in life in order to limit amblyopia and give the best hopes for visual recovery.
OCT testing in our patient shows that the leukocoria is due to a pupillary membrane which is blocking the visual axis. Fortunately, the crystalline lens is clear and without cataract development.
Click below to see how we fixed this case of leukocoria: