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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 | Amblyopia

November’s “Glow of the Month”

Posted on 2016-11-09

November’s “Glow of the Month” is amblyopia. According to the National Eye Institute, “Amblyopia is the medical term used when the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain are not working together properly.”  When one eye develops good vision while the other does not, the weaker eye is… Read more »

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Retinoblastoma Survivor Shows Cubs® World Series Spirit with Prosthetic Eye

Posted on 2016-11-01

In honor of the Chicago Cubs® playing in the World Series tonight, we wanted to share more on Beckham, the 7-year-old Retinoblastoma survivor who proudly wears a Cub’s logo prosthetic eye. Beckham’s mother, Erin, says that he first began exhibiting signs of “The Glow” in May 2012. By June 2012, the family became worried and scheduled… Read more »

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October’s “Glow of the Month”

Posted on 2016-10-12

Coloboma is a condition where a gap occurs in the tissue that surrounds the eye. Coloboma is caused when the eyes do not form properly during pregnancy and can affect about one in every 10,000 births. This condition can affect one or both eyes. The gap can be small or large, normally occurring in the bottom portion… Read more »