When Tara Taylor posted a photo of her daughter Rylee on Facebook, she thought the glow in the little girl’s left eye was just a reflection of the flash. However, Tara’s friends started to leave comments suggesting that Rylee get her eye checked just in case. Soon after, Rylee was diagnosed with Coats’ disease, a rare condition that can lead to blindness. Thanks to Tara’s friends, Rylee’s condition was caught early on and ultimately saved her eye.
Rylee Taylor, three, is an adorable little girl whose mom loved posting pictures of her on Facebook. However, when one photo caught the attention of her friends, Tara Taylor brought her three-year-old to the doctor to find out she suffered from an extremely rare eye disease.
Toddler Diagnosed With Eye Disease
When Tara Taylor posted an adorable photo of her daughter Rylee flashing a big smile on Facebook, most of her friends simply just clicked “like” and kept scrolling. But there were two friends in particular who noticed the glow in Rylee’s left eye, and immediately messaged Tara about it to suggest she see a doctor— just to be on the safe side.
“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,’” Tara told local outlet WREG.
Taking their advice, Tara brought Rylee to the doctor for an eye exam at the Baptist Eye Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee only to find out that her daughter suffered from Coats disease. The disease is considered extremely rare, and causes loss of eyesight leading to complete blindness.