WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A woman from Sydney, Australia is warning everybody who loves makeups to not emulate her “bad habit.”
- Theresa Lynch states she almost went blind after leaving her mascara on for over two decades.
- The 50-year-old mother of two told the Daily Mail she developed small calcified bumps on her inner eyelids causing irritations and discharges.
Theresa Lynch made a doctor’s appointment after feeling discomfort and pain on the underside of her eyelids. The doctor told her that she was suffering from conjunctival concretions, small calcified bumps or lesions that developed on her inner eyelids.
“[The lumps] were embedded so deep that particles were building up on top of each other. I was so uncomfortable. My eyelids were swollen and heavy because I left it for so long,” Lynch told the Mail.
Her doctor, Daba Robaei, recalled how shocked she was at the discovery and professed she hadn’t seen any case like this during the course of her medical career.
To confirm Lynch’s condition, Dr. Robaei published a report in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, in which she explained that the dark calcified bumps were found under Lynch’s upper eyelids.
“Every time Theresa was blinking these bumps were rubbing on the surface of the eye and they pose a risk to her vision,” the ophthalmologist told the Mail.
“If the scratch on the surface of the eye got infected, there is a risk this could be a potentially blinding but that would be rare,” she continued.
Lynch admitted her wellbeing was in jeopardy because of her “bad habit of wearing a lot of makeup and not washing it off.” She is warning others that it’s very important to be responsible and properly take the makeup off every time before retiring at night.
“You can’t miss a single day,” she said.
Source: Fox News