Children as young as 9-11 yrs of age have UV damage to their eyes

Dr Shanel Sharma was a co-investigator in a ground-breaking study. Using UV fluorescence photography - an established method to demonstrate UV damage in the skin. 

Of children aged 9-11 yrs 29% were identified as having early UV damage to their eyes, with many having more than one affected area.

Ultraviolet Fluorescence Photography to detect early sun damage in the eyes of School- Aged children. Ju-Lee Ooi, Neil Sharma, Daya P Sharma, Shanel Sharma et al. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2006;141:294-298