The CRADLE 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.

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

Change the name of the app, fix the method of asking for permission to use the Photos and Camera.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Big Gei ,

Love the concept...

But the camera won’t even open. Nothing comes on the screen. It simply doesn’t work.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the report; we are releasing a fix this week. Please try again once the app updates.

Cha mom ,

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.

JulieS ,

Thought a nostril was an eye and missed all white pupils

My daughter was born with a cataract. I knew I had photos of her eye before surgery with a white pupil but wanted to see how the app worked and if it saw the cataract before I did around 2 weeks. This app scanned over 10,000 photos on my phone and the only photo of her it flagged for a white pupil had both of her eyes closed. It had also decided her nostril was an eye. It’s a nice idea but there’s a lot of kinks to work out.


Gregory Hamerly
9 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 12.0 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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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