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

 

Know the Glow | Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September’s “Glow of the Month”

Retinoblastoma Know the Glow’s “Glow of the Month” is Retinoblastoma. We chose Retinoblastoma because September is Childhood Cancer Month. Retinoblastoma is a cancer that starts in the retina and is most commonly found in infants and young children. Share your Retinoblastoma stories on Facebook today and follow Know the Glow to learn more about this… Read more »

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#SelfiesSaveSight

Join Our #SelfiesSaveSight Campaign! Share your (or your child’s) eye-selfie, a self-taken photo of your eye, with hashtag #KnowTheGlow and text GLOW to 80077 to donate $5 to join our #SelfiesSaveSight campaign. Your donation in combination with your eye-selfie will help Know The Glow® save sight by taking “Glow”-awareness to parents and families in need… Read more »

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Introducing Know The Glow®’s “Glow” Of The Month!

Coats’ Disease Know The Glow® is proud to introduce our new “Glow” of the Month series! Starting with Coats’ Disease, we’re highlighting a “Glow”-related vision disease or condition each month. The “Glow” of the Month for August is Coats’ Disease. To help us kick-off our first month of this series, and to recognize Coats’ Disease… Read more »