Believe it or not, it’s the water.
The shine from the waves on a bright, sunny day may offer an incredible view, but hidden in plain sight are harmful UVA and UVB rays. You can’t feel or see their impact, but you're taking a big risk when you step outside, and sunscreen isn’t enough to block out the sun’s harmful rays.
Surfer’s Eye is a pink, fleshy, triangle-shaped growth which appears on the white part of your eyes, typically in the corner. But it can grow and cover your cornea and pupils — blurring your vision.
Pterygium is a slow condition that can easily sneak up on you if you aren’t careful. There is a chance you may not even present any symptoms for a while.
The symptoms for Surfer’s Eye may just seem like a normal consequence of being sprayed with salt water, but don’t just shrug these warning signs off.