leukocoria


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leu·ko·co·ri·a

, leukokoria (lū'kō-kō'rē-ă, lū'kō-kō'rē-ă),
Reflection from a white mass within the eye giving the appearance of a white pupil.
[leuko- white, + G. korē, pupil]

leukocoria

[lo̅o̅′kōkor′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, leukos, white + korē, pupil
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Leukocoria
A white reflection seen through the pupil in
(1) Retinoblastoma—due to the tumoural deformity of the fundus
(2) End-stage retrolental fibroplasia—caused by a flattened to nodular scarred white retrolental membrane that is nonreactive to light; salvage of vision in either is rare, and is accompanied by persistent anterior persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous humour, due to non-involution of foetal hyaloid artery and accompanying fibrovascular tissue
(3) Visceral larva migrans, due to Toxocara spp

leu·ko·co·ri·a

, leukokoria (lū'kō-kōr'ē-ă)
Reflection from a white mass within the eye giving the appearance of a white pupil.
[leuko- white, + G. korē, pupil]

leukocoria

A condition characterized by a whitish reflex within the pupil. It is secondary to cataract, Coats' disease, retinoblastoma, retrolental fibroplasia, persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous, etc. Syn. white pupil; white pupillary reflex. Note: also spelt leucocorea, leukocorea or leukokoria. See Norrie's disease.

leukocoria

a white pupil.
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The most common sign of retinoblastoma is white pupillary reflex, known as leukocoria.
Leukocoria (61%) was the most common symptom, followed by proptosis and strabismus (20.
Between 86 to 90 percent of children who are diagnosed with retinoblastoma because of leukocoria survive, but a Cornell University study of nearly 2,000 retinoblastoma patients who had been treated at the hospital found that saving a child's vision requires early detection.
Although photographs taken of the boy showed obvious signs of leukocoria, his family was unfamiliar with the symptoms.
Afra Ebrahim, who was born into a poor Arab family, was diagnosed with leukocoria (white pupil) in her left eye.
Leukocoria was present at the initial examination in 119 eyes (83.
Family photographs can often reveal the presence of leukocoria, or 'white eye', a characteristic symptom of early stage retinoblastoma.
It was previously believed that leukocoria was a late stage symptom of the cancer, however the analysis showed that it can be present in the earliest forms of the disease.
The Trust is now urging health professionals to pay particular attention to children with a recently onset squint, signs of leukocoria (white reflex) and changes to the colour of the iris.
Retinoblastoma is responsible for half of all cases of leukocoria (2) and in fact this is the first presenting sign in 60% of all retinoblastoma cases.
As leukocoria is a late presenting sign and has a poor prognosis for globe salvation (6) it is paramount to screen children whose parents have heritable retinoblastoma.
Leukocoria, floaters, strabismus, and amblyopia can be found in those patients.