Surfing’s relationship to injuries is usually causing them — not curing them.
Such was likely the case for a 61-year-old avid surfer who developed a painful eye condition common among surfers, but as luck would have it, riding the waves actually cured him of his plight as well.
According to a case report in the British Medical Journal, the Hawaiian man developed surfer’s eye, or a pterygium, where fibrous tissue grows over the eye’s cornea. Extensive exposure to sunlight and wind are often the causes of this condition, which can impair a person’s vision or cause it to feel like a foreign object is in his or her eye.
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