Know The Glow ®

Imagine losing the ability to watch a kite soar, see a fireworks’ display or count the stars. Sadly, many children don’t have to imagine it—they live it.

Nearly one in 80 children is at risk of blindness. Yet in most cases, it’s preventable and curable with a camera and with the knowledge of “The Glow.”

“The Glow,” an abnormal red eye reflex, appears as a white or gold pupil in photographs. Its reflective shine is an indicator of several potentially devastating and preventable childhood eye diseases.

Now YOU know … “The Glow.” Together we can envision a brighter future for our children by sharing stories, photos and a commitment to increase awareness worldwide.

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80% of the time a parent
or family member is the
first to identify “The Glow”
in a child’s eye.


80% of all childhood blindness is
preventable or curable.


1 in 80 children may show the glow
before age nine.

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Diseases common to “The Glow”:

  • Amblyopia
  • Brown Syndrome
  • Cataract
  • Choroidal Osteoma
  • Coats’ Disease
  • Coloboma
  • Congenital Cataract
  • FEVR
  • Norrie’s Disease
  • PHPV
  • Refractive Error
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Strabismus
  • Toxocariasis
  • Trauma



Where in the World is Know The Glow?

Explore Know The Glow’s Global Outreach Efforts Know The Glow® has been working to spread awareness for Leukocoria, or glowing eyes, for years, and now our message has spread around the world. We want to show you where and how Know the Glow is making a difference across the globe. Family Outreach Through its online… Read more »

Know The Glow Events | Jimmy Choo 2015 | Board Members - 2

Join us for a special Know The Glow® event!

Know The Glow® Global Awareness Campaign is hosting a benefit sponsored by Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills. Enjoy cocktails, shopping, and light bites from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM on Wednesday March 16th and know that Jimmy Choo will donate 15% of all purchases made during the evening, in addition to purchases made one week prior… Read more »

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Leukocoria— Detecting “The Glow”

Knowing “The Glow” is an essential step to preventing childhood blindness, but learning how to detect “The Glow” is just as important. “The Glow,” otherwise known as Leukocoria, is an abnormal red eye reflex that appears as a white or golden “Glow” in the pupil. This white eye “Glow” sometimes looks like a cat’s eye… Read more »