Tara Taylor (Tara Taylor), a resident of Memphis, Tennessee, published a photo of his daughter Rilee (Rylee) in the famous social network Facebook. According to Memphis News 3 (Memphis’ News 3), she just wanted to share a photo in which her daughter was captured with cute bows in her hair.
But the friends of the young mother on the social network noticed that the girl’s left eye looks strange, and was advised to contact an ophthalmologist.
“I just wrote to Tara in the commentary under the photo that maybe it’s all about the flash, but with Riley’s eye something really could be wrong,” said Stacy Carter, a young mother’s friend.
Tara Taylor immediately turned to experts. The fears of friends were confirmed: the Coats disease was found in the baby.
This disease is characterized by swelling and dilation of the eye capillaries, which further leads to retinal detachment and blindness. Diagnosis of Coates’ disease in children is difficult, since the disease is not accompanied by pain and no complaints, as in the case of Riley, are not received from young patients.
A three-year-old baby revealed the second stage of the disease (there are five of them). “Yellow eye” in the photos is just an indicator of this degree. According to Dr. George Calzada (Jorge Calzada), an ophthalmologist specializing in retinal surgery, the baby’s disease was caused by a scratch on the retina.
Now the baby with her mother regularly visits the doctor. This case proves that social networks are not only for fun, but really help people.