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Absent red reflex

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Most commonly due to:

  • congenital cataract
  • retrolental fibroplasia
  • corneal scarring - ocular toxocariasis
  • persistence of the tunica vasculosa lentis
  • retinoblastoma

Any child with leukocoria should be refered to an ophthalmologist for consideration of examination under anaesthetic.

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