Ophthalmology – MCQ 46 – Child with white reflex in eye

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The mother of a one and a half year old child gives history of a white reflex from one eye for the past 1 month. On computed tomography scan of the orbit there is calcification seen within the globe. The most likely diagnosis is:
A. Congenital cataract
B. Retinoblastoma
C. Endophtalmitis
D. Coats disease

Correct answer : B. Retinoblastoma

1 1/2 year old child with white reflex and calcification in the eye is diagnostic of retinoblastoma.

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