OPATIJA DECLARATIOAN - 2006
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.
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
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
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
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.