Kaylee Muthart prosthetic eyeballs: Anderson, South Carolina woman explains how meth induced psychosis led to her ripping her eyes out as she learns to live anew.
Losing your eyes to see again. A South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out during a meth-induced psychotic episode has received a pair of prosthetic eyeballs that make her ‘appear more normal to the outside world,’ according to a report.
Kaylee Muthart, of Anderson, was 20 when she ripped out her eyes, squishing them with her hands, February 6, 2018 after snorting and injecting tainted methamphetamine.
The episode which took outside an Anderson church grounds left bystanders and witnesses aghast as Muthart suddenly started wailing and literally poking her own eyeballs out .
‘The drugs take your fears and beliefs and amplify them,’ she told The Sun. ‘I thought I had to take my eyes out to survive and save the world.’
Since the horrific act, Muthart has pledged to quit drugs for good and entered rehab.
On Wednesday, she finally received her prosthetic eyes from Dr. Joseph Gorrin of Gorrin’s Clinic in Greenville, according to the news outlet.
‘I was so excited to get them,’ Muthart, who is enrolled in blind school, told The Sun. ‘I just wanted to appear more normal to the outside world.’
Her boyfriend Alex George, 42, said it ‘melted’ his heart to see her receive her new eyeballs.
‘She was never any different to me, but I know she’s wanted this for a very long time and I’m so happy she has this now. I felt so much joy, love, appreciation and thanks to God,’ he told the outlet.
‘Seeing Kaylee happy makes me happy. She is always an upbeat and positive person, but this made her extra happy. It was incredible to be able to look in her eyes,’ George added.
Muthart FaceTimed with her mom, Katy Tompkins, to show her the new look
‘She cried with happiness too,’ Muthart told The Sun. ‘She is so excited for me and this next chapter in my life.’
Learned a decent amount
Muthart said she celebrated by going to dinner with George at an Applebees where they had their first date.
‘Before we had dinner I put on my own makeup for the first time since I lost my sight. That felt very special,’ she said.
Muthart, who will soon receive a guide dog, said she has learned a ‘decent amount’ of Braille, can cook, wash clothes, make a bed and even look after pets – and plans to get her high school diploma and go to college.
‘I’ve come such a long way from two years ago,’ the former meth addict told The Sun. ‘Coming off meth was awful, physically and mentally. There was hallucinations and psychosis, but I overcame it thanks to God.’