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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 »

Know the Glow | Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Glow of the Month: Retinoblastoma

Posted on 2016-09-27

Know the Glow’s “Glow of the Month” is Retinoblastoma. We chose Retinoblastoma because September is Childhood Cancer Month. Retinoblastoma is a cancer that starts in the retina and is most commonly found in infants and young children. Share your Retinoblastoma stories on Facebook today and follow Know the Glow to learn more about this rare… Read more »

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#SelfiesSaveSight

Posted on 2016-08-22

Join Our #SelfiesSaveSight Campaign! Share your (or your child’s) eye-selfie, a self-taken photo of your eye, with hashtag #KnowTheGlow and text GLOW to 80077 to donate $5 to join our #SelfiesSaveSight campaign. Your donation in combination with your eye-selfie will help Know The Glow® save sight by taking “Glow”-awareness to parents and families in need… Read more »

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Introducing Know The Glow®’s “Glow” Of The Month!

Posted on 2016-08-12

Coats’ Disease Know The Glow® is proud to introduce our new “Glow” of the Month series! Starting with Coats’ Disease, we’re highlighting a “Glow”-related vision disease or condition each month. The “Glow” of the Month for August is Coats’ Disease. To help us kick-off our first month of this series, and to recognize Coats’ Disease… 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