Today we will tell you today is national what day. June 13, 2015 is the International Albinism Awareness Day. Its goal is to raise public awareness of the difficulties faced by albinos in their daily lives and to fight against the rejection they can sometimes suffer in certain societies. The day also wants to be a call for donations for research.
International Albinism Awareness Day June 13
Learn more about albinism
Remedies misunderstood disease; albinism is caused by a lack of production of melanin, substance that gives color to our skin.
Melanin also has a protective role for the skin compared to attacking the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It contributes, in healthy subjects, to the development of the visual nervous system and the retina.
The lack of melanin production, as in albinos, has several possible consequences:
- Partial or total depigmentation of the skin, hair or eyes.
- Visual impairments as abnormal retinal development is observed during the fetal period.
- Difficulty with light or photophobia. Light can cause painful, even painful visual sensations.