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LANTANA, FL – A Florida woman said she mistakenly glued her eye shut with super glue, but her doctor was later able to pry it open.
Katherine Gaydos told ABC News affiliate WPBF-TV that she accidentally glued her eye shut after getting debris into her eye last week.
“Something blew into my eye and I screamed for someone else to get eye drops out of my purse and they brought Super Glue,” she told WPBF-TV.
“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.
The station said that Gaydos went to her doctor, who was able to pry her eye open after applying anesthetic to her eyelids. She will have to come back Friday to get the glue removed, the station said.
“He said I should get my sight back, and not have permanent damage,” Gaydos told WPBF-TV.
While Gaydos’ injury could make almost anyone cringe, experts say people mistake eye drops and Super Glue all too often.
Dr. Pankaj Gupta, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, said he has seen multiple cases where people accidentally glued their eyes shut but that there are simple treatments to help them.
“The first thing I think everyone needs to know is don’t panic,” Gupta told ABC News. The eye cells will slough off and eventually loosen the grip of super glue, he explained.
“There is not a single thing that is permanent that will not slough off on its own,” he added. “In time it will go away.”
Gupta said if someone gets glue in their eye they should see an eye care doctor immediately, but not panic about permanently losing their eye sight.
Gaydos could not be reached for comment.
It looks like another doctor who actually had a heart decided to give her medical attention, regardless of her lack of insurance.
“It was the same office, but a different doctor,” Gaydos said. “He put Lidocaine above and below my eye and just pulled on it until it finally opened.”
Gaydos said the doctor told her to come back Friday to get the glue scraped off her cornea.
“He said I should get my sight back, and not have permanent damage,” Gaydos said.
Dr. Pankaj Gupta, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, said the situation would have resolved itself over time if Gaydos had not received treatment.
“The first thing I think everyone needs to know is don’t panic,” Gupta told ABC News.
“There is not a single thing that is permanent that will not slough off on its own,” he said. “In time it will go away.” …says a rich man with insurance who knows cognitively that his statement is a loaded crock of shit. Does cancer just go away? High blood pressure?
Goddamit, poor people deserve medical insurance too.
This Florida Man beat his ex-wife after accusing her of cheating on him with a sex toy. He was arrested for battery.
Fighting over who gets their sub first?
Nah, it was over a shopping cart:
When Edwin Colon (gray shirt) was trying to pull into a parking space in the parking lot, a pregnant female was loading her child into her vehicle. After she was finished loading the child into the vehicle, she left her cart in the middle of the parking space. Colon asked if the pregnant female would move the cart out of the way so that he could pull his vehicle into the parking spot. The pregnant female then grabbed the cart and shook it and said to Colon `what do you want me to do with it?` The pregnant female then began cursing at Colon who then cursed back at her. Colon got out of his vehicle and went inside of the store and proceeded to the deli to purchase a sandwich.
As Colon was placing his order, an unknown male (blue shirt) walked up to Colon and began putting his face near Colon`s. Colon stated that the male identified himself as the pregnant female`s husband. The unknown male proceeded to push his face into Colon`s poking it with his nose. Colon then pushed the unknown male to create distance. The unknown male then continued to advance towards Colon and attempted to put Colon into a headlock. Colon was in fear of being injured and began to fight back. Once the situation began to escalate, on lookers began to separate Colon from the unknown male. Colon stated that the unknown male and pregnant female left the store and drove off in an unknown SUV.
Bob Cross is used to wrangling wild animals.
But when his neighbor called him over to deal with a bear on Saturday afternoon in Lake Mary, Florida, the 72-year-old retired firefighter pulled out his camera instead.
“It was just sitting there on the ground and I could see it was eating something,” Cross told ABC News today.
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MELBOURNE, Fla. – A Florida man believed to be high on flakka, a drug that authorities say is sweeping the state, attacked a Brevard police officer after twice being shocked with a Taser while repeatedly saying he was God, according to officials.
Kenneth Crowder, 41, of Melbourne, was arrested Friday on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting with violence and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer.
According to a Melbourne police report, Crowder was spotted by witnesses running naked through a Melbourne neighborhood, yelling that he was a god before committing a sexual act on a tree. Full Story »
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Call him the ‘Beef Bandit.’
A 33-year-old St. Johns County man was arrested after running out of a Publix on Tuesday. He was charged with walking out with $246 of steaks.
According to SJCO, Adam Barber entered the Publix at Mission Trace off State Route 16 around 7 p.m. In the police report, Barber proceeded “made a direct path toward the meat department and selected several steaks before exiting the store.”
Barber is in jail on $1,500 bond.
“I don’t understand why they would want to do that, I don’t know why you would need $200 worth of steak in the first place,” said local Morgan Miller.
Employees saw Barber leave the store without paying, and when confronted, Barber tried to get away in a vehicle, which was occupied by two other men. Publix employees blocked the vehicle, and Barber then threw the steaks on the ground and ran into the woods. Barber, wearing flip-flips, was seen running on Four Mile Road and was quickly apprehended.
The car’s other occupants, Michael Mahoney and Wayne Manning, remained at the scene and told police that Barber was the one who had stolen the steaks. Barber was taken back to the scene, where Publix employee made a positive ID as the subject who had stolen the steaks.
The incident inside the store was recorded on video, which was turned over to the SJCO.