This is the sort of damage I'm looking to inflict upon my character. Permanent damage to the eyes from a seriously tremendous flash of light. No permanent physical damage to skin tissue around the eyes or facial area, though I am willing to fudge on this a little.
I admittedly haven't done much research, but what I've done is mostly confusing because I do not comprehend medical jargon in the least, so I need it in layman's terms as much as possible. Throwing the medical jargon at me with definition, though, would be appreciated, for authenticity's sake.
The era in question would be roughly a Victorian-style setting, though technically the story is set in a fantasy world. Primitive in physical medical practitioning, but advanced in 'magical healing'.
If you have website links, those would be of GREAT help, but feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if your explanation is horribly long-winded. *grin*