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World Retinoblastoma Week

Posted on 2019-05-14

For seven days after the second Sunday of May, we mark an important week for Know The Glow — World Retinoblastoma Week. World Retinoblastoma Week is an opportunity to raise global awareness about this cancer that affects children’s eyes. For this year’s World Retinoblastoma Week, we want to focus on how important this message is… Read more »

Glow of the Month: Coloboma

Posted on 2019-04-25

Know The Glow is dedicated to protecting the eyesight of children all over the world through advocacy and education. We empower parents, family members, and teachers with knowledge about “the Glow” so that they can spot it in children’s eyes. Spread the word about “the Glow” so more children are  protected! Together we can work… Read more »

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Know The Glow Interviews Dr. Jesse Berry

Posted on 2019-04-09

Dr. Jesse Berry is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Clinical Scholar, and the Associate Director of Ocular Oncology at the USC Eye Institute at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to having previously served as Associate Residency Program Director for the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC)… Read more »

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How to recognize vision issues in young children

Posted on 2019-03-28

Vision issues can occur at any age.  While it’s easier to diagnose issues when children or teenagers are old enough to articulate them, it is much more difficult to pinpoint vision issues in young children who are not yet speaking. That is the “Catch-22” — the sooner vision issues are diagnosed, the better the prognosis… Read more »

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Glow of the Month: Norrie Disease

Posted on 2019-03-12

Know The Glow is dedicated to saving children’s eye sight, one photograph at a time! “The Glow” is a yellow-white reflection that can appear in photographs of a child’s pupils. This “Glow” could potentially be a sign that there is something wrong with the child’s eyes. In fact, over 20 different eye conditions and diseases… Read more »

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KNOW THE GLOW INTERVIEWS DR. DAN GOMBOS – MD ANDERSON

Posted on 2019-03-05

Dr. Dan Gombos INTRO: Dr. Dan Gombos is clinical co-director of the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston and Director of Clinical Operations for the Section of Ophthalmology. Dr. Gombos currently serves as an ocular oncologist for the Children’s Cancer Hospital and is Professor & Chief of the Section of Ophthalmology at The University of Texas MD… Read more »

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Jake Olson

Posted on 2019-02-26

Jake Olson is a remarkable guy. A walk-on long-snapper for the University of Southern California’s hallowed Trojans football team, an aspiring PGA golfer and an entrepreneur whose initial business concept was just invested in by the USC Marshall Venture Fund, Jake,by any measure, is leading an incredible life. His accomplishments are even more astounding when… Read more »

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Celebrate a cancer-free milestone with the Lucas Navarrete Champion of Awareness Belt!

Posted on 2019-02-18

In 2017, the Navarrete family celebrated their son, Lucas’, five-year cancer-free anniversary and now the Navarrete family is honoring one lucky child and their cancer-free milestone in honor of their own son’s heroic fight against cancer! Their story began when the pediatrician at Lucas’ six-month checkup noticed that his eye turned inward. They were referred… Read more »

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Share the Love, Know “the Glow”!

Posted on 2019-02-14

Roses are red Violets are blue Please watch for “the Glow” It could be a clue! Happy Valentine’s Day from Know The Glow! On this day dedicated to love, we can think of no better way to celebrate than encouraging you to share the love! Let your loved ones know about “the Glow,” the yellow-white… Read more »

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted on 2019-01-31

The month of January is a crucial time to spread awareness of the “sneak thief of sight” — Glaucoma. Glaucoma is the most common cause of blindness in the US. Three million people already have Glaucoma and there are some predictions that the number will rise by 58% to over 4 million in the next… 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