The eye doctor confirms the horrible suspicion. Taylor is suffering from a retinoblastoma. This is a form of eye cancer that can develop during childhood. The symptoms are hard to see with the naked eye but are much more noticeable in pictures. The mother is shocked. All of her dreams for him as a baby model burst immediately.
Now, all that is important is the fight for the 1-year-old’s life! Luckily, the little tyke gets off easy. The chemotherapy beats the cancer back, keeping it under control. Taylor will, however, remain blind in his right eye. But that is a small price for his life. “It’s so hard to believe that a photo saved his life,” says his mother today.
It wasn’t just the photo, but primarily the his aunt's knowledge that saved Taylor. This knowledge is not common enough. Here are some examples of signs that could suggest a retinoblastoma: A milky coloring of a pupil.
Do the test with a photo! Photograph your kid in a relatively dark place from at 12 feet away. The flash should be on while the red-eye reduction is turned off. If any of the above symptoms can be seen, you should take your child to an eye doctor. Only a doctor can determine definitively if there is any danger.