An unlucky woman who glued her eye shut after her friend mistook glue for eye drops is finally getting the medical treatment she needs.
With friends like that........well, you know!
Katherine Gaydos of Lantana, Florida, got a piece of debris in her eye while blowing leaves last week local newsstation reported Wednesday. She called to a friend for help, but instead of coming back with eye drops, the friend returned with a small bottle of fingernail glue -- a product that can be used to apply artificial nails or tips.
"As soon as I felt it in my eye, I felt it burn, and I closed my eye and screamed 'Call 911,'" she told WPBF-TV.
But when Gaydos first spoke with the station, eight days after the accident, her eye was still stuck shut. She told the outlet that a doctor had given her antibiotics and an ointment, but wouldn’t treat her any further because she didn’t have the money to pay him.
After her story made the news, however, Gaydos told a sources that the doctor’s office called her and told her to come back in. Then, a different doctor got her eye open and made a future appointment to scrape the remaining glue off her cornea. She expects to have no permanent damage.
The Palm Beach Eye Center in Lake Worth, where WPBF noted Gaydos had received treatment, told The Huffington Post they were unable to comment on a patient without a medical release.
Eyes getting glued shut doesn't appear to beas uncommon as one would hope. Dr. Pankaj Gupta, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Case WesternReserve University, says that he’s seen multiple cases of this happening.
If you do accidentally wind up sealing your eyelid with glue, Gupta said, “don’t panic.” People in this situation should immediately go see an eye doctor, he said, but shouldn’t be too concerned about losing their sight permanently.
To that advice, we’d only add: Stop keeping the glue near your eye drops!
A dummy placed a dummy face down in her front yard in Detroit as a Halloween prank. This stunt has prompted repeated visits by police.
Larethia Haddon says police showed up three times Tuesday, the first day she put the dummy out. The Detroit News reports that police arrived again Wednesday and Haddon notes, "for some reason, it's getting a lot of attention" this year.
Detroit police Officer Shanelle Williams says officers were called to the home again Thursday, but they determined that it was "just a dummy."
Haddon says she puts the dummy face down in a different location in her yard every morning and watches the reactions from passers-by as she sips coffee. She says some have attempted CPR and "once they find out it's a dummy, it's so hilarious."
A nearly 800-pound man undergoing in-patient treatment for his obesity says a hospital kicked him out for ordering a pizza.
Steven Assanti 33, had been staying at Rhode Island Hospital for 80 days, in which he lost 20 pounds, NBC 10 reports. But after he violated his diet, the hospital asked him to leave, he told the station.
"It's an addiction and I realize that, and it's a disease," he said.
A hospital spokeswoman confirmed to ABC in Boston that Assanti had been discharged but could not comment further.
Assanti temporarily took refuge in the trunk of his father's SUV but was admitted into Kent County Hospital on Tuesday, NBC 10 noted. His father said he needed to be monitored or risk gaining even more weight.
According to CBS in Boston, a socialworker was trying to arrange for Assanti to stay through the weekend. His father said they were also considering an apartment complex in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.