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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.

 

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80% of all childhood blindness is
preventable or curable.

 

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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
  • Intraocular Medulloepithelioma
  • Norrie Disease
  • PHPV
  • Refractive Error
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Strabismus
  • Toxocariasis
  • Trauma

 

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Posted on 2017-05-25

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s pediatric oncologist, Dr. Rachel Brennan, knows exactly what it’s like to be a so-called “helicopter mom” when it comes to your child’s health. In both her personal and professional opinion, Dr. Brennan believes that expressing your concerns as a parent is imperative. Having treated many children (including some of our… Read more »

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How To Identify Children’s Vision Problems With a Mobile App

Posted on 2017-05-23

Using The CRADLE App To Save Sight Gemma’s youngest son was 8 months old when she first noticed a white-eye glow in his photos. Gemma recalled a news article from two years prior on “The Glow” being a sign of eye cancer and became concerned, so she reached out to Know The Glow® through Facebook®.… Read more »

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Glow of the Month: Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy

Posted on 2017-04-27

How to know if a genetic eye disorder may impact your family When you look at photos of your little one, do you see a smile, dimples or eyes that look similar to yours? Many babies are born with both visible and invisible family traits passed on from mother and father. We often marvel at… Read more »