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Surfer's Eye/Pterygium

Updated: Jun 26, 2022

Have you ever wondered why sunglasses are recommended to be worn when you are outside? One of the reasons is long term exposure to sunlight can cause what is known as "Surfer's Eye."

Surfer's Eye is made up growths on your eye’s conjunctiva, the clear covering over the white part of the eye. These growths can feel like something is caught in your eye.

Check out this article by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to read more about "Surfer's Eye."

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/pinguecula-pterygium

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