The White Eye Detector app helps parents detect the appearance of white eye in pictures of their children. A white pupil can be a normal photographic effect in pictures (like red eye, but white). White eye can also be a symptom of multiple serious eye diseases such as retinoblastoma, pediatric cataract, and Coats' disease. These diseases are often first detected by parents because the parent notices white eye in pictures of their children. This app will find pictures on your iPhone or iPad that have white eye, and will show you these pictures so that you can inspect them for yourself.
Spanish translation. Added keyword CRADLE (the acronym for the app).
Ratings and Reviews
A useful tool for monitoring eye health.
I have read some of the negative reviews and it seems that the issues could be resolved for the most part by adjusting the settings for the camera. I work in an ophthalmology office and unfortunately most people only get eye exams for their children when they think their vision maybe impaired and rarely get regular exams to check the health of the eyes. This app doesn’t come close to replacing those exams, but may help encourage parents to take their children in for those very important exams or at least warn them of potential problems. I have used it for several little ones and found it to be accurate but not infallible but when combined with regular exams it is a very helpful tool to monitor eye health.
Good concept but...
I thought it was a great concept. Downloaded it and it found 14 images with white eye. For anyone who's a new parent, it was terrifying. Called the pedi, got in to see a specialist, my son's eyes were perfectly normal. After some research, I found out that cell phone cameras and flashes are completely unreliable and can mis-detect problems. Like I said, great concept but it instilled a unnecessary fear.
I tried the app by downloading some images of retinoblastoma and even took a screen shot of the example of white eye from the app. The app did not pick up any of the photos even when selecting them specifically. It would be a wonderful app if it were reliable.
- Gregory Hamerly
- 6 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Baylor University
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.