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Woman goes blind in one eye after suffering a horrific reaction to antibiotics

Woman goes blind in one eye and chunks of her skin peel after suffering a horrific reaction to antibiotics -despite telling doctors in Turkey that she was allergic to them

  • Cilem Kelleci, 31, suffered an allergic reaction to antibiotics in Turkey  
  • She felt huge lumps of skin falling off her body and lost her vision in her right eye
  • ‘I’m terrified that I will become a prisoner of the darkness,’ she said of her ordeal 

A woman has gone blind in one eye and had chunks of her skin peel off after suffering a horrific reaction to antibiotics in Turkey. 

Cilem Kelleci, 31, went to the Gazi State Hospital in Ilkadim district of the Turkish city of Samsun complaining of a urinary tract infection in February last year.

She made it clear to doctors that she was allergic to antibiotics, but claimed that they gave her an antibiotic treatment anyway.

Cilem Kelleci, 31, went to the Gazi State Hospital in Ilkadim district of the Turkish city of Samsun complaining of a urinary tract infection in February last year

She made it clear to doctors that she was allergic to antibiotics, but claimed that they gave her an antibiotic treatment anyway

She made it clear to doctors that she was allergic to antibiotics, but claimed that they gave her an antibiotic treatment anyway

A short while later she was unable to see and felt huge lumps of skin falling off her body as a result of an allergic reaction that almost proved fatal. 

She said: ‘At one point, they told me that they were going to have to remove my right eye.’

She was then transferred to a private hospital where she has been told they need £9,100 to save her right eye and that if she leaves it too long it will be too late. 

A short while later she was unable to see and felt huge lumps of skin falling off her body as a result of an allergic reaction that almost proved fatal

A short while later she was unable to see and felt huge lumps of skin falling off her body as a result of an allergic reaction that almost proved fatal

Cilem Kelleci

Cilem Kelleci

She said: ‘At one point, they told me that they were going to have to remove my right eye’

The last 10 months have been a nightmare for her, and she has been told that every day that goes past without treatment will make it more likely that her sight will never be regained

The last 10 months have been a nightmare for her, and she has been told that every day that goes past without treatment will make it more likely that her sight will never be regained

She currently has only 20% usage of her left eye.

She added: ‘I am 31-years-old and I’m terrified that I will become a prisoner of the darkness.’

The last 10 months have been a nightmare for her, and she has been told that every day that goes past without treatment will make it more likely that her sight will never be regained.

She is planning to sue the hospital, but says she can’t wait until the outcome because even if they get the money it may well be too late.

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