Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

Using contact lenses for four hours, this 11 years old girl experienced temporary blindness for almost 4 days


Emilie TurcotteEmilie Turcotte - Halloween should be fun, but not for Emilie Turcotte from Canada. This 11-year-old girl screamed and cried because she felt her eyes burning. Her mother, Julie, immediately took her to the hospital and the doctor said that the contact lenses she used had damaged the cornea of ??her eyes and infected the skin around her eyes.

In fact, Emilie only wore contact lenses for four hours. However, she had to experience temporary blindness for four days. "All of this is due to Halloween contact lenses" she was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

Doctors say that contact lenses act like a suction cup around the cornea and tear away the nearby cells. Not only that, Emilie was diagnosed with periorbital cellulitis, which is an infection of the eyelids and skin around the eyes. This occurs when bacteria enter the eye and attack the surrounding soft tissue.

Emilie wondered if she would be blind forever. Luckily, the condition of her eyes gradually improved. But the doctor warned Emilie that she had to wear sunglasses for a month to improve the condition of her cornea.


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