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.
Diseases common to “The Glow”:
“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 »
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 »
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 »