Why you should always remove your eye make-up

25 years’ worth of mascara build-up has scary consequences

Most of us are guilty of it: falling asleep with our make-up on. But in a case published in the journal Ophthalmology last month, this bad habit left one woman with more than just black smudges on her bed sheets.


The 50-year-old presented to Dr Dana Robaei, an ophthalmic surgeon in Sydney, with an ongoing foreign body sensation in both eyes.

When Dr Robaei examined under her eyelids, she discovered dark concretions embedded in — and in some cases, breaking through — the