A mother-of-two has revealed she was left almost blind after failing to remove her mascara for 25 years – leaving her with solid black lumps embedded beneath her eyelids.
Theresa Lynch, 50, from Sydney, sought medical advice after suffering from eye irritation, discharge and an uncomfortable sensation beneath her eyelids that lubricating gels and eyedrops would not alleviate.
The housekeeper, who is originally from Maryland in the US but now lives in Australia, was shocked when doctors discovered she had hard calcified bumps, known as concretions, under her eyelids.
The lumps posed a serious risk to her vision and it took general anaesthetic and a 90-minute procedure to remove them.
Theresa and Dr Dana Robaei have now released the gruesome images to show the dangers of leaving mascara on overnight.
Describing the effect of the mascara build-up, Theresa said she started feeling a strange sensation as if something was lodged under her eyelids.
‘[The lumps] were embedded so deep that particles were building up on top of each other’, she explained.
‘I was so uncomfortable. My eyelids were swollen and heavy because I left it for so long.
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