As parents, we want the world for our kids. Above all however is wanting our kids to be healthy. I just came across this article about childhood eye cancer, and the simple way to use your phone's camera to detect if your child possibly has it.

Retinoblastoma is a rare type of aggressive eye cancer that almost exclusively affects young children. It grows as tumor behind the eye, and can be fatal if undetected. However, while not a definitive diagnosis, using the flash of the camera on your smartphone can give you a heads up to have your child checked out.

As a diagnostic tool, smartphone cameras are so effective that the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) even ran an ad campaign last year centered on the trick. They put up posters of children's eyes that flashed white when photographed thanks to the use of reflective ink. If you want to know more then CHECT has a good online guide about how to spot the white glow as well as other symptoms of retinoblastoma.


The picture below shows you what to look out for.

YouTube via CHECT UK
YouTube via CHECT UK


Below is a video explaining the process.


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