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Woman’s eye explodes while learning how to drive a car

By Mason White 2:59 PM January 15, 2015
Woman’s eyes illustration 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman was rushed to a hospital after her eye exploded while receiving a car driving lesson, doctors in the United Kingdom said.

Luckily, 30-year-old Liz Hodgkinson of Wales, managed to keep the car in position before her instructor took control of the vehicle.

She was then taken to a hospital, where surgeons found that her cornea had split open. Hodgkinson was diagnosed with a genetic disease, and has had corneal transplants and 50 stitches in her eyes.

Hodgkinson said that at first, it was very painful and she thought that something went into her eye. Doctors believe that the disease causes the front of the eye to lose density and bend out of shape.

The condition affects about 1 in 1,500 people. The condition can cause distorted vision, including multiple images and stripes, as well as sensitivity to light.

Hodgkinson said that both her mom and brother suffer from the same condition, known as Keratoconus. As a professional artist, Keratoconus depends on her eyesight for a living.