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Leukocoria

Leukocoria (from leuko-, meaning “white” and kore, meaning “of the eye”) is the abnormal reflection from a white mass within the eye, thus, giving an appearance of a white pupil. It may be a symptom of an underlying condition. Some of them are congenital cataract, corneal scarring, Norrie disease, Coats disease, retinoblastoma, persistence of the tunica vasculosa lentis, and retrolental fibroplasis. Variant: leukokoria. Synonym: white pupillary reflex.


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