A 50-year-old woman from Australia will now think twice before going to sleep with her makeup on. The woman, who said during a TV interview that she has been going to sleep with makeup for the past 25 years and that she nearly lost her eyesight.
Woman Had Calcified Bumps Under Eyelids from Dried Up Mascara
Theresa Lynch is a 50-year-old woman from Sydney, Australia who only recently experienced on her own skin just how damaging makeup can be.
The woman declared that last year she was forced to seek medical help as she felt discomfort beneath her eyelids. Mrs. Lynch told the reporter that for the past 25 years she never removed her makeup before going to sleep.
Dr. Dana Robaei, a Sydney-based ophthalmologist, and Mrs. Lynch’s doctor said that her patient’s habits could have robbed her of eyesight.
Robaei revealed that Lynch had calcified buildups under her eyelids. More than that, she said that these particles pressed on the surface of her eye.
So, each time Mrs. Lynch blinked the calcified buildups would rub against the eye, causing her extreme discomfort.
Following a 90-minute-long eye surgery, Robaei managed to remove all the calcified buildings from Lynch’s eyes.
Unfortunately, the Australian woman will still have to deal with eye irritation as the particles scarred her corneas and the inside of her eyelids.
To stress out just how serious Lynch’s condition was, Dr. Robaei declared that the Australian felt the same pain and discomfort as a person who has sand in the eyes.
Shortly after her surgery, the 50-year-old woman took to Facebook to warn others about the hidden dangers of not taking off the makeup before bed.
Dr. Robaei also stressed out that the health issues women expose themselves to when forgetting to take off their makeup are more than one could count.
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