Lady blinded by contact lenses

Tuesday 18 April 2017 a week ago 24   London    Print

Lady blinded by contact lenses

Report  Web desk : LONDON: One Saturday morning in January 2011, Irenie Ekkeshis woke up to find her right eye was streaming with tears. So she went to the chemist and picked up some eye drops. "I thought I had a little infection that would clear up by Monday. But by that evening I could not bear to go in my kitchen because I found the fluorescent lights too bright. It was painful." Ekkeshis went straight to Moorfield Eye Hospital where doctors gave her a corneal scrape - a procedure that involves taking cells from the surface of the eyeball. "It was as horrible as it sounds - you see the needle heading towards your eye. It was excruciatingly painful, even though they use numbing eye drops," she says. 02