Four-month-old Ryder was diagnosed
with cancer in his left eye which was initially noticed in the photos taken
with the cellphone. His mother, Andrea spotted
an unusual glowing in her baby's left eye.
After referring to anophthalmologist, Ryder was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in his left eye. Dr. David H. Abramson, Chief of the Ophthalmic Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering told the mother that they are lucky as they detected the tumor early and it has not spread to other critical organs yet.
The mother now hopes that her story will encourage other parents to always pay attention to their children. "We just hope for people to see how easy it would be to recognize this," said Temarantz. "My husband has always thought I was 'crazy picture mom,' but look at us now. So early detection is the main thing."