my friend is having a laser eye surgery
next week and because he speaks Spanish only and gives me some common non-medical name of his problem i can't find any information about it.
it looks like some reddish overgrowth on the cornea of both eyes, it is rather vascular looking, slightly elevated, film like lesion. it seems worse in the corners of the eyes and does spread a little to the iris
, but does not , so far at least, affect his vision at all. he told me that most of the time the symptom is only various degree of burning sensation, at times so much that it is debilitating. (that is aside from significant cosmetic defect.)
most importantly he said that 90% of the sufferers are sailors and all sort of folks that work on the water, at least the salt water. he is a marine captain in Costa Rica, his friend, also a sailor had the same problem and treated it successfully with laser.
can anybody please give me an idea of what it is? i am a nurse and tried to do some searches right now but can't find anything that looks like my description