A 'Gleam' in the Left Eye of a 5-Year-Old Boy

Mauricio E. Pons, MD; Maria Silvana Horenstein, MD


July 22, 2016

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A 5-year-old boy presents to his primary care provider with a "gleam" that was first noticed in his left eye in dim light 1 week earlier. His parents do not report any fever or concurrent illnesses.

The patient has taken no recent medications (except for multivitamins). His parents deny a history of allergies, and his vaccination schedule is up to date. The patient was born full term and has no siblings. The family history is significant only for maternal gestational diabetes and hypothyroidism. No parental consanguinity is noted.


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