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Glow of the Month | Retinopathy of Prematurity

Glow of the Month: Retinopathy of Prematurity

Posted on 2017-02-17

What to Know About Newborn Eyesight Having a baby is a very joyful time in your life. Along with the joy, though, comes a lot of questions about the health and care for your baby. This is especially true with babies that are born prematurely. One possible condition that may affect your premature baby is Retinopathy… Read more »

KTG | Refractive Error

Glow of the Month: Refractive Error

Posted on 2017-01-26

What is Refractive Error? According to the National Eye Institute, refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye does not bend light correctly, preventing light from focusing on the retina. This results in blurry vision in either adults or young children. Refractive error is the medical term for several common eye conditions. Different Types… Read more »

Know The Glow | Angela Townsend

Author Angela Townsend gives back after son’s battle with Bilateral Retinoblastoma

Posted on 2017-01-23

Award-winning author Angela Townsend is using the talent she honed during her son’s cancer treatment to give back to the organization that supported her during her son’s journey with the disease. Angela had seen many warning signs before Levi was diagnosed. On her birthday, as Angela laid Levi down to change his diaper, the angle… Read more »

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

Glow of the Month: 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 »

Glowing Eyes in Holiday Photos | Know The Glow

Glowing Eyes in Holiday Photos

Posted on 2016-12-08

What a Glowing White Pupil Means for your Child’s Vision More photos are likely to be discovered with “The Glow” during the holidays than any other time of year. Every year, parents discover a glow in holiday photos and use these photos to save the sight and lives of their children. Bryan Shaw, inventor of… Read more »

Know The Glow | Amblyopia

Glow of the Month: Amblyopia

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 »

KTG | Glow of the Month

Glow of the Month: Coloboma

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 »

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