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 Woman rushed to ER after store-bought contacts get 'suctioned' to her 18-10-2021 
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Woman rushed to ER after store-bought contacts get 'suctioned' to her eyes

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Mamie Gaye, of Cleveland, Ohio, went to her neighborhood beauty supply store on a Wednesday in February 2018 and found a pair of colored contacts to make her brown eyes look like they were a shade of dark blue instead.I just saw them and I got them,” Gaye, 20, told TODAY. Her only real worry at the time was how to put the new contacts in the right way. She watched some YouTube instructional videos and, based on what they said, she bought some lens solution and some spare containers. Once she cleaned them, she popped them into her eyes for the first time. That weekend, the then-19-year-old tried the lenses again.

“I went to a party with them on Saturday," Gaye said, and after she got home, she fell asleep with the colored contacts still in her eyes.To get more news about Red Contacts, you can visit official website.

When she woke up, she said her vision was blurry. She tried using some drops, but this just seemed to make things worse and she fell back to sleep while still wearing the contacts.By the next morning, Gaye couldn’t remove the lenses from her eyes. She tried to deal with them for a whole day and finally called an ambulance when she could no longer even open her eyes. She was scared that she was going blind and also worried about the cost of the emergency room trip.

The contacts were “suctioned” onto the surface of her eye and she was in so much pain that the ER doctor had to give her numbing drops. Once they took effect, the doctor removed the lenses using his gloved fingers.

Gaye was told she had scratches on the surface of her eyes, known as corneal abrasions. The fun lenses she casually bought to try out a new color were too tight for her eyes.“All contact lenses are medical devices and the lens has to fit the patient,” Dr. Thomas L. Steinemann, a professor of ophthalmology at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, who treated her, told TODAY. “Even though you may not wear a correction, the lens still has to fit the outer surface of your eye, the cornea.”

“You’re going to buy a product that is not approved by the FDA and is quite possibly a tainted product,” Steinemann, who is also a spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, said, adding that it’s illegal to sell contact lenses over-the-counter.
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