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IN Health & Fitness ON 08 Nov, 2015
Getting dust in your eyes makes you blind for seconds. You immediately reach out for eyedrops to get rid of those blinding little particle.
You can easily succeed if you don't have a friend who can hardly seek the difference between superglue and eyedrops. Well, to be fair, they look somewhat similar. So the friend might not be in the wrong.
But hey, get your eyelids stuck to your eyeballs. Have a read!
Katherine Gaydos from Lantana seriously needs to reconsider her friends. What she simply asked was for eyedrops and what she got was a medical emergency.
One day in a hassle of some small task, something got into her eye. As she had a friend near, she asked for help.
Her so helpful and kind friend grabbed the first bottle from Katherine's purse without MUCH reading.
Katherine remembers,"As soon as I felt it in my eye, I felt it burn, and I closed my eye and screamed 'Call 911'." The glue did its job perfectly as her eyes were sealed shut within seconds.
Even after a week, her eyes were tightly glued. She gave an interview to the local radio station and told that she visited a doctor who gave her a topical ointment but refused to help her.
After her story began to spread around, a doctor came forward to help her. He applied anesthetic to her eyelids and detach her eyelids from eyeballs.
Her eyelids have now opened, but she is continuing the treatments. She explains,"He said I should get my sight back, and not have permanent damage."
Not long ago, the story of Irmgard Holm from Arizona surfaced, when she mistook a glue bottle for eyedrops.
Irmgard had undergone cataract surgery after which she was prescribed six different eyedrops. One day she mistakenly grabbed a bottle of glue instead and ended with her eyes tight shut. "The bottles are identical, and I am not young anymore, but I am not senile," she explained.
The glue did its job quickly, Irmgard eyes were sealed. Although, she didn't wait for eight days like Katherine as hospital staff immediately began to work on her.
How similar they look! No surprise, they are mistaken for each other.