If you see a white pupil, make an appointment with your health care provider right away. Pediatricians routinely screen for a white pupil in children. If a child develops a white pupil or cloudy cornea, immediate attention is needed, preferably from an ophthalmologist.
Contact your health care provider if you notice any color changes in the pupil or cornea of the eye.
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions, such as:
The physical examination will include a detailed eye examination.
The following tests may be performed:
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