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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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80% of the time a parent
or family member is the
first to identify “The Glow”
in a child’s eye.

 

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80% of all childhood blindness is
preventable or curable.

 

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1 in 80 children may show the glow
before age nine.

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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
  • Refractive Error
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Strabismus
  • Toxocariasis
  • Trauma

 

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 »