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Celebrate a cancer-free milestone with Know The Glow!

Posted on 2019-02-18

In 2017, the Navarrete family celebrated their son, Lucas’, five-year cancer-free anniversary and now the Navarrete family is honoring one lucky child and their cancer-free milestone in honor of their own son’s heroic fight against cancer!   Their story began when the pediatrician at Lucas’ six-month checkup noticed that his eye turned inward. They were… Read more »

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Share the Love, Know “the Glow”!

Posted on 2019-02-14

Roses are red Violets are blue Please watch for “the Glow” It could be a clue! Happy Valentine’s Day from Know The Glow! On this day dedicated to love, we can think of no better way to celebrate than encouraging you to share the love! Let your loved ones know about “the Glow,” the yellow-white… Read more »

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted on 2019-01-31

The month of January is a crucial time to spread awareness of the “sneak thief of sight” — Glaucoma. Glaucoma is the most common cause of blindness in the US. Three million people already have Glaucoma and there are some predictions that the number will rise by 58% to over 4 million in the next… Read more »

Glow of the Month: Retinoblastoma

Posted on 2019-01-03

The mission of Know The Glow is to raise awareness and understanding of a symptom of over 20 different eye conditions and diseases — a signal that may be looking you straight in the eye. “The Glow” is a white or golden reflex that sometimes looks like a cat-eye reflex. It’s scientific name is “Leukocoria”.… Read more »

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Give the best gift you can this holiday season

Posted on 2018-12-20

  The twinkling lights, silver bells, bright colors, and familiar faces of the holiday season are sights we look forward to seeing every year. But it is a sad truth that many children will not be able to enjoy the beloved and familiar sights of this holiday season. Fortunately, there are ways that you can… Read more »

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Glow of the Month: Persistent Fetal Vasculature (PFV)

Posted on 2018-12-11

“The Glow” can be a sign of nearly 20 different eye conditions and diseases — many of which can ultimately cause permanent partial or full vision loss. “The Glow” is a white or golden reflex that sometimes looks like a cat-eye reflex. It’s scientific name is “Leukocoria”. Read more about detecting “the Glow” in this… Read more »

Life, well-lived 

Posted on 2018-12-04

In November, Know The Glow received two stories from women diagnosed with retinoblastoma, one in the 1930s and the other in 1960s. Separated by a generation, both were diagnosed at 18 months of age and have gone on to live long, happy lives following having their eyes enucleated. They were eventually fitted with prosthetic eyes. Fiona, who… Read more »

Giving Thanks

Posted on 2018-11-27

When a child is diagnosed with an eye-condition or disease, their whole world can be upended. They can go from normal, happy child to a never-ending sequence of doctors visits, surgeries, physical therapy and, at times, chemotherapy. This unhappy process is often made “survivable” by the teams of doctors, nurses, optometrists, family and friends who… Read more »

Advances in fighting cancer

Posted on 2018-11-13

We’re really excited here at Know the Glow when advances in cancer research come through. In October a huge step forward in fighting cancer was recognized with a shared Nobel-prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Jim Allison, the chair of immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Japanese immunologist Tasuku Honjo. Their… 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