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.


Cozy Care for Children Battling Coats’ Disease Karen Franklin was diagnosed with Coats’ Disease at 10 years old and, as many others before social media, grew up without knowing anyone else with Coats’.  Once she joined Facebook®, she sought out Coats’ groups and read many posts from parents whose children had been recently diagnosed. It …

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It was Christmas 2013. Huw and Lou Mainwaring were showing off their 5-month-old boy, Maxen, to Lou’s family in New Zealand when they discovered a “Glow” in both of Maxen’s eyes. Huw, looked online for “white eye,” “cats eyes” and the images that came up seemed identical to what we were seeing in Maxen’s eyes. Then …

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The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)  featured its partnership with Know The Glow in the 2015 Vision Center Report. CHLA  continues to play a large roll in supporting Know The Glow’s global awareness campaign to prevent childhood blindness and works to treat children with glow-related diseases every day. CHLA’s Vision Center, an …

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