Rare disease took Moms life
WREG Tara Taylor posted this photo of her daughter Rylee online. It looks as though her left eye is glowing.WREG Concerned friends recommended the mom take the girl to the doctor. It turns out the girl has Coats’ disease.WREG Rylee is being treated for the disease, with one doctor saying it was fortunate that she was being treated early for the disease.
A Tennessee toddler was diagnosed with a rare eye condition after her mom posted a picture of her on Facebook.
Rylee Taylor, 3, was found to have the potentially blinding Coats' disease after two friends of her mother Tara spotted her left eye was glowing in the snap.
Rylee was taken to a pediatrician and then a retina specialist at Baptist Eye Clinic in Memphis. She was then diagnosed with Coats' disease and is now being treated for the condition.
The clinic's Dr. Jorge Calzada said the earlier children can be treated, the better.
"The significant problem we have with children is that a child won't say, 'Mommy, I can't see out of my right eye.' It is usually caught in an expected way, " he said.
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