Grandmother left "looking like an alien" after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops

Grandmother left 'looking like an alien' after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops Linda Hoff, 57, went to Specsavers branch in Blyth, NorthumberlandHer optician administered eye drops as part of a health checkBut hours later, her eyes began to sting, before going puffy and bright redAllergic reaction was so bad she was referred to hospitalSpecsavers says drops are 'routinely used' in eye examinations By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 15 March 2013 Linda Hoff suffered a severe allergic reaction to eye drops administered at her local branch of Specsavers A grandmother who went to a routine opticians appointment was left 'looking like an alien' after suffering an allergic reaction to eye drops.

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