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By Erik Crouch.
It’s only a few days into China’s epic Spring Festival travel time, and the bizarre stories are already mounting up. This latest comes from Sichuan, where an unlucky college student who was “really tired and did not notice,” attempted to treat her dry eyes with a super-adhesive glue used to attach false fingernails, which is apparently stored in a bottle identical to that of eye drops.
As the train clattered down the tracks, Feng’s eyes began to feel dry after her hard day of studying. Fumbling through her bag on the crowded train, Feng grabbed what she thought were eye drops and proceeded to squeeze the tiny bottle into her eye. As soon as the liquid came in contact with her right eye, an intense burning pain overcame her. […]
Although the shooting pain in her eye subsided to a dull ache, Feng’s eye would not open no matter what she did. She decided her only option was to wait until she arrived at her destination at Chongqing North Railway Station and seek medical attention there.
After arriving in Chongqing, Ms. Feng was rushed to the hospital, and the glue was removed without any damage to her eyes. Feng has made a full recovery, although she will likely experience eye-drop paranoia for some time to come.