A South Carolina woman has become blind after she gouged her eyes out after consuming meth.
Kaylee Muthart, 20, had been using meth for the past six months when the incident occurred.
On February 6, Muthart suffered from a drug-induced hallucination while outside of South Main Chapel and Mercy Center. While the parishioners frantically tried to calm her down, she fought them off until authorities arrived.
After Muthart was under control, she flown to the Greenville Memorial Hospital trauma unit, where doctors treated her orbital sockets to prevent an infection. Unfortunately, doctors were forced to inform her mother she had become completely blind.
“That was a struggle, I can’t even explain that feeling when I found out, it was horrifying. Complete terror,” Muthart's mother Katy Tompkins told PEOPLE. “I was thankful she was alive, but I knew something was wrong with her.”
Tompkins, who is the mother to six other children, said she believes her daughter unintentionally started using the dangerous drug after she had meth-laced marijuana. She quickly became addicted.
Doctors suspect the meth Muthart consumed on the day of the incident was most likely laced with another chemical that caused her to hallucinate. She believed the world was "upside down," and heard voices pressuring her to sacrifice her eyes in order to go to heaven.
Sadly, Tompkins said she thought she would have been able save her.