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Medical Perspective: Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Human Sight in the Future

Božo Vojniković ; Board of Directors of Croatian Association »Albert Einstein«, Rijeka-Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Vojniković, B. (2010). Medical Perspective: Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Human Sight in the Future. Collegium antropologicum, 34 supplement 2 (2), 1-3. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/51615
MLA 8th Edition
Vojniković, Božo. "Medical Perspective: Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Human Sight in the Future." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 34 supplement 2, no. 2, 2010, pp. 1-3. https://hrcak.srce.hr/51615. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Vojniković, Božo. "Medical Perspective: Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Human Sight in the Future." Collegium antropologicum 34 supplement 2, no. 2 (2010): 1-3. https://hrcak.srce.hr/51615
Harvard
Vojniković, B. (2010). 'Medical Perspective: Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Human Sight in the Future', Collegium antropologicum, 34 supplement 2(2), pp. 1-3. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/51615 (Accessed 26 October 2020)
Vancouver
Vojniković B. Medical Perspective: Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Human Sight in the Future. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2020 October 26];34 supplement 2(2):1-3. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/51615
IEEE
B. Vojniković, "Medical Perspective: Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Human Sight in the Future", Collegium antropologicum, vol.34 supplement 2, no. 2, pp. 1-3, 2010. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/51615. [Accessed: 26 October 2020]

Abstracts
The author concisely presents the results of his 30-year investigations about the harmful influence of the higher sun radiation on the eyes. The investigations were carried out among the population of the Island of Rab, situated in the northern part of the Adriatic sea. This geographical region has been characterized by higher doses of the global sun radiation compared with the remining part of the Republic of Croatia, and partly with the rest of the Mediterranean. The author proved it by his own measurements of UV-B, UV-A and the global sun radiation. The number of the diseased from the macular degeneration (AMD), cataract and precancerous pterygium has been significantly increased in those inhabitants being more exposed to the sun radiation. Investigating the retinal threshold,of the macula and peripherally – meridian thresholds, even the children more exposed to the sun radiation without protection, are established to have the increased excitation threshold of the retina, making later the basis and risk factor for the earlier AMD development. The author also points out that the periphery of retina and the macula are damaged in AMD. Later stages of macular degeneration transfer to the clinical form of the optic nerve atrophy. The author pathohistologically proved that the whole retina has been degeneratively involved in AMD, not only the photoreceptors and the retinal pigment. Therefore, the author pleads for the idea of children protection from the higher sun radiation to become a national problem of each country, and the coordination must be with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Keywords
age related macular degeneration; sunlight exposure; risk factor; children

Hrčak ID: 51615

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/51615

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