Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 09 Aug 2018 Teenager struggles w ...

Teenager struggles with excruciating pain after parasite burrowed into her eye

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 9, 2018, 5:32 pm IST
Updated Aug 9, 2018, 5:32 pm IST
The ordeal started when she was 14 and a parasite burrowed into her eye before eating away at it.
The infection may blind the girl or even kill her (Photo: Pixabay)
 The infection may blind the girl or even kill her (Photo: Pixabay)

Eyes are delicate body parts and one needs to be extra careful to prevent medical conditions to inflict damage on them. While there are a number of ailments associated with eyes, some can really make life a constant struggle.

19-year-old Skye Wheeler has been battling excruciating pain and exhaustion which have confined her to one room. The ordeal started when she was 14 and a parasite burrowed into her eye before eating away at it.

 

The parasite is found in tap water and is believed to have entered through a droplet of water between her eye and contact lens. It has caused an infection which can blind Skye or even lead to her death.

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