Woman contracts rare illness after failing to remove mascara for decades

Woman contracts rare illness after failing to remove mascara for decades

A woman has contracted a rare disease after failing to remove mascara at night for decades.

Theresa Lynch, 50, from Sydney, contracted conjunctival concretions, or ‘calcified bumps’, as confirmed by her doctor Daba Robeai.

Robaei told the Daily Mail, “Every time Theresa was blinking these bumps were rubbing on the surface of the eye and they pose a risk to her vision.
“If the scratch on the surface of the eye got infected, there is a risk this could be a potentially blinding but that would be rare.”

Robaei has since publishing her findings of the rare illness in a study in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, with Lynch warning consumers of the hazards of not removing make-up products correctly.

Lynch said, “It’s so important to properly take your makeup off every single night. You can’t miss a single day.”

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