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.
Imaging modalities for leukocoria include B-scan ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR); however, MR is commonly employed for detailed evaluation of the intraorbital contents.
Leukocoria (61%) was the most common symptom, followed by proptosis and strabismus (20.
Apart from restoring of his eyesight (retinopathy with leukocoria and partial retinal detachment), Joel will have to undergo treatment for a hearing impairment and hernia, the spokesperson added.
Most babies/children present with a 'white' reflex, cat's eye, or leukocoria as the light reflects off the tumour.
A photograph of a child with leukocoria will show a white eye reflex instead of a red one.
While a normal retina reflects back red, a retinoblastoma tumor will create a white reflection, a condition called leukocoria.
No evidence of raised intracranial tension or leukocoria.
observed in their retrospective analysis that of 27 patients diagnosed with Coats' disease, most were referred with an initial diagnosis of intraocular tumor and the most common symptoms were low vision, strabismus and leukocoria.
Afra Ebrahim, a one-year-old baby girl, was diagnosed with leukocoria (white pupil) in her left eye when she was eight months old.
Varene and Poujol6 also demonstrated the value of echography in evaluation of leukocoria.