Arizona woman mistakes super glue for eye-dropsOctober 7th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
An Arizona woman had a most horrifying experience when she mistakenly applied super glue to her eyes, thinking that it was her eye drops. Irmgard Holm was suffering from cataract and she underwent surgery last year to treat the condition.
The doctor had prescribed her eye drops and on the fateful day, she mistakenly thought that superglue was her medication and she applied it too. However after the application of superglue there was a burning sensation in her eyes and then she realized that something was drastically amiss. She immediately started washing her eyes, but by that time the super sealing effect of the glue had already done its task.
She was immediately rushed to the hospital and there the medical personnel did their best to open her eyes and washed her eyes thoroughly. Fortunately the medical personnel were able to reverse the effects of the superglue before Holm had suffered any major damage.
“The bottles are identical and I am not young anymore, but I am not senile,” according to Holm.
After this incident, the Food and Drug Administration officials are going to interview Holm. With the case getting more popularity, Holm hopes that the FDA officials can pressurize the super glue makers to change the shape and size of their product.
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