Early Detection is Achievable

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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Raising Awareness!

Dr. Clare Gilbert, Mr. Richard Bowman and Dr. Aeesha Malik have been diligently working to increase global awareness and early detection of blinding and even potentially deadly childhood eye diseases (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5820629/).   Based in London, their collective reach spans the globe from Latin America across Asia to India and Tanzania working to improve child eye… Read more »

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Winner of the 2020 Navarrete Family Belt Contest!

On behalf of the entire Know the Glow team, we are excited to announce that Austin is the winner of the 2nd annual “Navarrete Championship of Awareness Belt Award”!   Austin is a true Superhero who is determined to share his experience fighting Retinoblastoma to bring hope and inspiration to others in their own life… Read more »

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Dr. Himika Gupta

Every Tuesday, Megan Webber, Co-Founder of KnowTheGlow, starts her day with a 6:30 am  zoom call with Dr. Himika Gupta and her team as they are winding down their day at 8 pm in Mumbai, India—which means  Dr. Gupta is at the end of a very long and exhaustive day of seeing patients and surgery. … Read more »

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Dr. Andrew Blaikie

Dr. Andrew Blaikie was fresh out of the cataract operating theatre in NHS Fife, Scotland when Megan Webber, Co-Founder of KnowTheGlow sat down to zoom with the ophthalmologist and senior lecturer at the University of St Andrews School of Medicine.    Dr.  Blaikie came into focus for Megan Webber and KTG by way of Dr. Ramesh… Read more »

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Dr. Borah of Orbis India

As the Country Director for Orbis India, you would assume that Dr. Rishi Raj Borah has an origin story similar to that of many pre-eminent advocates leading the charge in the early diagnosis and treatment of childhood blindness; but Dr. Borah’ story is more a tale of action inspired by compassion.  Dr. Borah began his… Read more »

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Know The Glow Gets to Know Dr. Ramesh Kekunnaya

Childhood blindness in India is estimated to be five times as that seen in the developed world. For that reason, KTG is making a concerted effort to reach out to medical professionals in the country to better understand how to reach these children and increase early detection of the red glow in the eye. Sadly,… Read more »

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CBS News: App scans photos to detect eye disease

We want to give a huge shoutout to CBS This Morning for sharing the vision-saving technology ‘Cradle’. We hope the millions of viewers of this clip are now aware of the glow and will download the app if any suspicions arise in their children’s photos.

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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