Early Detection is Achievable

Glow of the Month

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 »

Child Health Day

Posted on 2018-10-09

Every year on the first Monday of October, we celebrate Child Health Day. This year, Child Health Day fell on October 1st which sets the tone for the whole month. Child Health Day is an opportunity to learn more and to review guidelines and procedures that are crucial to monitoring and encouraging healthy living in… Read more »

Blindness Awareness Month

Posted on 2018-10-04

October is Blindness Awareness Month which educates the public about both the diseases that cause blindness and the enormous capacity of those who suffer vision loss or total blindness themselves. The cultural conception of blindness is much different from its reality. “Blindness” is often presented as a completely incapacitating disability of total vision loss. In… Read more »

Early Detection Can Save Eyesight

Posted on 2018-09-27

When it comes to protecting your child’s vision, one of the simplest methods can often be overlooked or lost in the shuffle. School-aged children should be getting vision tests as early as possible. The Association of Optometrists in the UK suggests that children as young as three-years-old should start having regular sight tests. We at… Read more »

Back To School

Posted on 2018-09-11

The summer is fading fast and those long lazy evenings on the porch are morphing into harried afternoons shuttling kids to and from their various activities. The school year is fully upon us.In between gathering their new school shoes and fresh pages of notebooks, take a minute to make sure your children are fully prepared… Read more »

Common Signs of Vision Troubles in Children

Posted on 2018-08-28

Your daughter keeps rubbing her eyes, and every time your son looks at something in the distance he squints and slightly tilts his head. Are these simply symptoms of allergies, tiredness, and day time light, or are they signs of a larger issue? In order to know if your child has vision troubles, we recommend… 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