Know The Glow ®


Know the Glow is a global nonprofit leader in identifying preventable glow-related childhood eye diseases.

We empower parents to see their child’s vision in a new light by raising awareness about The Glow (medically known as leukocoria) and encouraging them to make sure their young children receive comprehensive eye exams by an eye specialist.

When caught early, more than 80% of all childhood blindness is preventable


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Diseases common to “The Glow”:

  • Amblyopia
  • Brown Syndrome
  • Cataract
  • Choroidal Osteoma
  • Coats’ Disease
  • Coloboma
  • Congenital Cataract
  • FEVR
  • Intraocular Medulloepithelioma
  • Norrie Disease
  • PHPV
  • Pinguecula
  • Refractive Error
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Strabismus
  • Toxocariasis
  • Trauma


Dr. Livia Romero

As the national referral point for retinoblastoma cases for all of Venezuela, Dr. Livia Romero, a Pediatric Ophthalmologist in Caracas, has treated more than 500 patients since the first national Ocular Oncology unit at the Oncologic Institute Dr. Luis Razetti was created in Caracas 10 years ago. A majority of these cases came to her… Read more »

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The Whitathon

It is hard to believe that in a country of one billion people, at least 25%- 30% of the retinoblastoma cases each year in India find their way to Dr. Swathi Kaliki at the world-renowned LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Hyderabad. Dr. Kaliki is an ophthalmologist specializing in ocular oncology and her passion for… Read more »

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Welcome to Poorvi Saxena!

Know The Glow is proud to highlight the work of Poorvi Saxena from Pune, Maharashtra, India.  Poorvi is a 2nd year Bachelors of Optometry student studying in Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Medical College School of Optometry in Pune.  She is interested in pediatric optometry and is looking forward to working with various organizations to expand… Read more »

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