Most of the time, people cry because of pain or to express their emotions. But Satenik Kazaryan, a 22-year-old woman from the Armenian village of Spandaryan, is different. Instead of crying liquid tears, she cries with solid tears. Thus, every time she cries, she feels excruciating pain since the crystal tears scratch her eyes as they come out of her eye sockets.
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According to Oddity Central, an online site that features bizarre events, unique travel destinations, weird inventions, freaky characters, odd art, and many more, this unusual behavior started when Kazaryan was visiting a dentist. She felt that sand had gotten in her eye. When she visited an ophthalmologist about what happened to her, the medical professional extracted several crystals from her eye. Since then, she has claimed that she cries around 50 crystals every day. Her doctors are reportedly in shock. “They have not encountered such a disease and do not know how to treat it. They have not even diagnosed it,” she said.
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Footage of her crying with solid crystal tears has also gone viral online. This has prompted the doctors to re-evaluate her condition. However, recently, several experts have claimed that Kazaryan is faking her condition. At first, they believed that she had a genetic condition called Cystinosis. However, Professor Dmitry Maichuk, leading Moscow eye specialist, stated that the crystals should be smaller. Thus, they have come to believe that she is suffering from Munchausen syndrome. According to the Daily Mail, a British daily middle-market newspaper published in London in a tabloid format, this condition is a type of mental disorder that leads people to fake illness and self-harm for one reason: to gain attention.
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In an interview, Professor Anna Hovakimyan from the Armenian Republican Ophthalmological Center stated that the 'crystal tears' were probably made of glass. “The crystals look like ordinary glass. I am almost 100 percent sure that the patient suffers from Munchausen syndrome,” she said.