Observation she had
She basically had these rough things stuck on the underside of her upper eyelid so every time she closed her eyes it would scratch her eyeball, particularly the cornea.”
If that wasn’t enough, she was also dealing with a nasty case of follicular conjunctivitis. This is a type of bacterial infection that takes place on the follicles in the conjunctiva.
The mucous membrane that covers the eye is the conjunctiva and it protects the eye from infections.
Because of the issues associated with her problem, permanent scarring has occurred on the inside of her eyelids. It has also scarred the surface of the eye.
A 90-minute procedure was necessary to remove the larger lumps that had built up under her eyelids. They were embedded deeply into the area, building up on top of each other. Lynch claims that it was “so uncomfortable,” and we could imagine so.
The doctors were really surprised when they looked at Lynch’s eyes.
Afraid loosing her eyes!
Lynch said: “My eyelids were swollen and heavy because I left it for so long. When Dr Robaei pulled my eyelid back, she said: ‘Oh my god.
In my whole career I have seen anything this.’ She could see the whites of my eyes were glassy and bloodshot.
I had fallen into a bad habit of wearing a lot of makeup and not washing it off. I should never have let it get this far. It’s so important to properly take your makeup off every single night. You can’t miss a single day.”
It seems as if she has learned her lesson. She is going to change her makeup habits from this point forward.
Her case is more of an exception than the rule. Of course, very few people ever wear eye makeup to bed every night for 25 years!
Prof. John Dart from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology had the following to say: “Mascara, like many cosmetics, contains a lot of components, many of which are potentially toxic: Carbon black or iron oxide pigment to darken lashes; a polymer to form a film that coats lashes; a preservative; and thickening waxes or oils such as lanolin, mineral oil, paraffin, petrolatum, castor oil, carnauba wax, and candelilla wax.”
Dart says it isn’t a big deal if you sleep with your makeup on for one night. You should, however, make a habit out of washing your makeup off before bedtime.He also says that you should not share your mascara with others.
If you leave your eye makeup on at night or if you know somebody that does so regularly, this is a good warning.Having some makeup removal wipes handy will help you to get the job done, even if you come home tired.