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Facebook post leads to diagnosis of rare eye disease

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A Tennessee toddler was recently diagnosed with a rare eye disease after her mother posted a picture of her on Facebook and two of her friends noticed her eye appeared to be glowing.

Tara Taylor's took her friends urging to heart and brought her 3-year old to be checked by an eye doctor. 

While Taylor said there was no indication her daughter was having trouble seeing, experts say many children wouldn't necessarily say anything.

Rylee Taylor was diagnosed with Coats' Disease, a rare condition that causes vision loss.It's caused by a problem with the arteries and veins inside the eye that provide blood and oxygen to the retina. In Coats disease, the blood vessels are dilated, preventing normal blood flow. Sometimes laser or freezing treatments can be used to correct the problem.

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