20-Year-Old Girl Who Clawed Out Her Own Eyes Speaks Out About Her Experience To Raise Awareness

March 15, 2018 17:37

A month ago, local parishioners in one of the cities in South Carolina were shocked when they found a teenager outside the church, screaming and holding an eyeball in her hand. It may sound like something out of a horror film, but 20-year-old Kaylee Muthart clawed out her own eyes. And now, she wants to speak out about her experience to warn other people about the effect drugs can have on a person.

Muthart was an A-student and dreamed about becoming a marine biologist. But after she lost her job and broke up with her boyfriend of 2 years, the girl began smoking meth and taking ecstasy. Muthart was a religious Christian. And by using drugs, she thought she could get closer to God.

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The girl knew she was addicted and attempted on several occasions to stop it, but all was in vain. Muthart’s mother became concerned about her daughter’s drug use and persuaded her to enter a rehab. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it on time to commit Kaylee to a facility.

Muthart bought even more drugs and started hallucinating. While walking down the streets of her city, it suddenly occurred to her that she should sacrifice her eyes to save the world. Guided by this though, Kaylee did that.

Now, she is blind, on medication, and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. But, at least, she is happy she’s still alive:

It took losing my sight to get me back on the right path, but from the bottom of my heart, I'm so glad I'm here.

Is this problem common?

Self-enucleation is rare, with only 50 cases documented in the last 50 years. The victims are usually driven by psychosis and the loss of touch with reality. It can result from different mental disorders or drug abuse, especially meth.

But the problem can be prevented if the underlying cause is treated as soon as possible.

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