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.


 Help children you love see more fluffy blue clouds this summer and for years to come. Leukocoria, or “The Glow,” is an abnormal red eye reflex common in several devastating childhood eye diseases that can lead to blindness. Nearly 1 in 80 children are at risk. With early detection, blindness is preventable. Fortunately, “The Glow” …

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Dr. Buffenn leads search for efficient vision screening practices 1 in 4 children have an undiscovered vision problem; however, The Ohio State University College of Optometry estimates that only 14 percent of preschool children receive a comprehensive vision exam. This is especially concerning because 1 in 80 children could exhibit “The Glow” and be at-risk …

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Noah Shaw

Chemist Bryan Shaw normally studies protein misfolding at Baylor University. His son Noah’s tragic experience inspired him to help invent a software application that uses digital photography to screen children for deadly eye cancer. In an article by NPR released May 2014, Shaw’s story is detailed. He became involved with Leukocoria detection when his newly born son was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma …

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