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What is wrong with this picture? Doctors discover rare eye condition from Facebook photo

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVR) - Parents post photos of their children on Facebook as a way to keep friends and family up to date on what's happening in their lives. While some parents hope to get likes or even comments on the pictures, one Memphis-area mother got much more - a medical diagnosis.

After posting a picture of her three-year-old daughter Rlyee on Facebook,  Tara Taylor's friends noticed something was wrong.

The photo shows Rylee's left eye glowing. Taylor's friends noticed the glow and told the mom to take Rylee to the doctor.

“They said ‘Hey, I’m sure it’s nothing. It’s probably the lighting, but your daughter’s eye is glowing and you might want to have it checked out because it’s a sign there could be an issue with her eye,’” Taylor told

Doctors later diagnosed Rlyee with Coat’s disease - a rare condition that causes vision loss or blindness in one eye.

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  • Jacqueline Bush

    I feel for this poor little girl!! I went blind in ny right eye a few years back and after having perfect 20/20 Vision for years, it scared me. I’d apparently caught a rare infection that eats away at the cornea of my eyes and it had eaten a majority of my right eye, talking about a huge hole, big enough to cover most of my pupil (as to why it’s mostly blind) but it’d also eaten some of my left too. If I’d went to the Dr from the moment it started years ag, they day I woke up seeing spots, I should’ve ran to the eye specialistright then! Please people, don’t ignore the warning signs, theres always somethin to let you know! I’m praying for this girl and her family as well, it’s hard to discover someone you love or yourself will never see again.

  • Elke Gibbs

    Praying for her and the parents to get through this as we know all too well what they are going through since our son was diagnosed at the age of 2 with Coats disease and is 4 now.

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