Opatijska deklaracija

Opatija Declaration 2006 - Download


AMD-Age-related Macular degeneration is one of the leading factors of vision loss today in the world and the earliest symptoms before the age of 50.
One of the leading risk factors in the development of AMD are climate factors, enviromental influences, ozone loses, and comsequently increasing of UVA&UVB, that lead to serious damage in retinal tissue.
Because of cumulative effect of UV radiation, especially in chronic exposures to sun light and solarium, children acquire 50 to 70% of the total lifetime doses of UV energy.
In future, next decades dramatic increase of the AMD population is expected. For example, it is expected about 50 million population od AMD patients in the next 50 years in Europe. Today newborns appertain to this future population.
In our experiments it is proven that subtreshold doses of UVB and UVA in common influence irradiation is damaging for retina.
For this reason, for the future reduction of AMD population, we must protect the children!
A. keep the children out of the strong sun light from 10 a.m. To 3 p.m.
B. Protect the children eyes with UV filtering lenses, Medical transmission of visible light and protect the child's body with adequate dresses, because UV irradiation induces the formation of cutaneous malignant melanomas.
Supplementation treatment with A vitamin, beta-caroten, lutein and antioxidants in children doses, during months with higher UVA and UVB solar radiation, depending on geographical latitude.
Children protection from harmful UV solar radiation is presented as the urgent world problem, and must be National Healt Problem.

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