Child’s Facebook Picture Leads to Diagnosis of Rare Eye Condition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – Like most parents, Tara Taylor posted a picture of her 3-year-old daughter Rylee on Facebook to show to friends.

She was proud because her daughter had fixed her own hair like a princess.

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Two people pointed out an issue with Rylee’s left eye, encouraging her mom to have a doctor check it. (Photo: WREG/Family)

Taylor had no idea how that picture would end up helping her daughter. The picture showed her daughter’s left eye glowing.

Two of Taylor’s friends encouraged her to have a doctor take a look at Rylee’s eye.

It turns out Rylee was diagnosed ith Coat’s disease, a rare condition that causes vision loss or blindness in one eye.

Luckily, since it was caught early, doctors have new ways to treat it. Here’s more from our sister station in Memphis, WREG-TV.