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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

 

Univision | Interview

Actress Karyme Lozano raises “Glow” awareness in the Spanish community

Posted on 2017-01-12

Univision interview features Know The Glow® Actress Karyme Lozano and Dr. Paul Urrea sat down with Univision to raise awareness about “The Glow” in the Spanish community. “The Glow,” also known as Leukocoria, is an abnormal white or gold pupil that can be detected in flash photography. This “Glow” is an indicator of 16 eye… Read more »

KTG | Cloudy Eyes

What Do Cloudy Eyes Mean?

Posted on 2016-12-27

Cloudy Eye Causes Cloudy eyes refers to cloudy or opaqueness on the surface of the eye. If your child appears to have cloudy eyes, his or her vision may be impacted. Cloudy eyes are caused by a change in the lens of the eye, making the vision cloudy or blurry. Cloudy spots in the eye… Read more »

December's "Glow of the Month" | Congenital Cataracts

Congenital Cataracts

Posted on 2016-12-12

December’s “Glow of the Month” is congenital cataracts, which are present in impacted children’s eyes at birth. Abnormal lens development during pregnancy may result in congenital cataracts. Genetic disorders, infection and trauma are all factors that can contribute to abnormal lens development. What Are Cataracts? According to the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus,… Read more »