Which celebrity had to go to the Emergency Room for “sunburned” eyes?
Busy Phillips went to the ER in 2018 for “sunburned” eyes after spending a full day in the sun at a magazine photo shoot. The official diagnosis was photokeratitis, a painful ailment that happens when the eyes are overexposed to UV rays. Philips said “it feels like there’s shards of glass” and she was unable to open her eyes.
What is the eye condition Forest Whitaker is known for that causes his upper eyelid to droop?
Forest Whitaker suffers from Ptosis (often called lazy eye), a hereditary condition characterized by a droopy upper eyelid. Due to the condition Whitaker cannot fully open his left eye, which critics described as giving him a “contemplative” look.
Which rock musician suffers from a paralyzed left eye?
Thom Yorke from Radiohead was born with a paralyzed left eye and had five eye operations before the age of 6 years old. According to Yorke, the final surgery was “botched,” which left him with a drooping eyelid.
What eye condition did actress Angela Bassett suffer from when filming Black Panther?
Angela Bassett and her co-stars suffered from “snow blindness” after filming all day with studio lights glaring off of water, causing their eyes to be overexposed to UV lights. All of their eyes became bloodshot and one co-star even experienced bloody eyes.
What sport was Morgan (Beck) Miller playing with her husband, Bode Miller, when she suffered a traumatic eye injury?
Morgan Miller (a professional volleyball player) suffered a traumatic eye injury requiring 50+ stitches when her husband Bode (world champion and gold medalist skier) hit a line drive shot straight at her left eye during a game of golf. Fortunately, she was wearing a pair of sunglasses when the golf ball hit at 160 mph, likely saving her eye.
Which professional NBA player suffered a traumatic retina detachment during a basketball game?
While playing for the Phoenix Suns in 2009 Amare Stoudemire suffered a “very large” and “traumatic” retina detachment during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He missed the rest of the basketball season and there was a concern he might never be able to play again. Luckily an emergency surgery allowed him to regain full vision and he was back on the court (wearing protective goggles) the following season.
What eye condition was musician David Bowie best known for?
Although Bowie was well known for having two different color eyes, the official diagnosis was anisocoria. This caused his left eye to appear darker than his right because of the blackness of his dilated pupil. Someone with anisocoria is more prone to “red eye,” which makes the difference in eye color more prominent. Anisocoria is often mistaken for heterochromia, a rare condition where a human has two different color irises.
Which famous news anchor had to undergo several eye surgeries after having a toy train thrown at her eye?
In 2019 Savannah Guthrie briefly lost full vision and was diagnosed with a detached retina after her son, Charley, accidentally threw a toy train at her right eye. Guthrie initially tried laser procedures to fix her eye, but ultimately needed a more serious surgery soon after. In 2020 she had cataract surgery, which she hoped would be the final surgery needed to correct a blurry spot that remained after the original retinal detachment surgery.
What eye injury caused actress Mila Kunis to be nearly blind in one eye for many years?
Mila Kunis was blind in one eye for many years due to iritis, which caused her to have a cataract in one eye and severe inflammation. Luckily a successful cataract surgery restored her vision.
What famous author has been diagnosed with macular degeneration?
Horror fiction-writer Stephen King was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, which begins in a part of the retina called the macula. Progressing over time, macular degeneration causes the loss of central vision.
What famous actress suffers from an eye condition called strabismus?
Actress Kristen Bell suffers from the eye condition strabismus, which causes her right eye to drift and is sometimes noticeable on camera. She once shared in an interview that her camera crew will yell out the code word “wonky” to let her know that her eye is beginning to drift, often more noticeable when she is tired.
Which female rapper suffers from Grave’s disease, causing the eyes to sometimes bulge?
Rapper Missy Elliott suffers from the autoimmune thyroid condition, Grave’s disease, which causes the eyes to become more prominent and bulge. She says that regular eye exams and a healthy lifestyle have helped improve her eyesight significantly.