- Derek Ramsay revealed that he was rushed to the hospital after trying to fix a UV light
- According to the actor, he was trying to fix the UV light in his house and briefly looked straight at it
- After the incident, Derek said that he couldn’t open his eyes in the middle of the night and it was painful
- He also recalled screaming in pain his girlfriend Andrea Torres put eyedrops on him
Actor Derek Ramsay recently revealed that he was rushed to the hospital because of UV light.
KAMI learned that Derek recalled the moment before he was brought to the emergency room.
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In a YouTube uploaded by GMA Network, Derek shared in an interview with Iya Villania and Camille Prats on "Mars Pa More” that a UV light at his home caused him to be brought to the hospital.
According to the actor, he saw the UV light flickering and he decided to fix it. As he was trying to fix it, his girlfriend, actress Andrea Torres, reminded him not to look straight at the UV light but he quickly looked at it.
He said that the incident happened at 7 in the evening. However, in the middle of the night, he couldn’t open his eyes.
"But at around 2am hindi ko na maidilat 'yung mata ko. Talagang they were burning, eh ayoko naman siyang gisingin,” he said.
"I went to the bathroom, naghugas ako ng mata. It got worse. Then it just got worse and worse, so napilitan na akong gisingin si Andrea, at tinakbo na ako sa ospital," he added.
Derek also recalled screaming in pain when Andrea decided to put some eye drops on him.
According to Dr. Jay Racoma, prolonged exposure of the eyes to UV light may result in photokeratitis and it could cause pain, temporary blurring, irritation, and redness swelling.
Born on December 7, 1976, Derek Ramsay is a famous model, endorser, and actor in the Philippines. Some of his notable films are No Other Woman, Ex With Benefits, and All of You.
Earlier, Derek explained the reason why he called his new house “our home” with Andrea. He revealed that he has been praying that he would end up with Andrea and marry her.
Derek and Andrea have both previously admitted that they are ready to take their relationship to the next level and tie the knot.