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  Life   Health  09 Aug 2018  Chronic fatigue and pain caused by parasite inside eye make life an ordeal for teenager

Chronic fatigue and pain caused by parasite inside eye make life an ordeal for teenager

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 9, 2018, 5:32 pm IST
Updated : Aug 9, 2018, 5:32 pm IST

The parasite is found in tap water and is believed to have entered through a droplet of water between her eye and contact lens.

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.

Tags: chronic pain, eye infection, parasite, health