Amber, aka “Jewel,” Shuping made international headlines when she intentionally made herself blind by putting drain cleaner into her eyes. The 30-year-old says that ever since she was a little girl, she dreamed of being blind, claiming to live with Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a disorder which causes an otherwise healthy person to feel that he or she is meant to be disabled.Watch: Why Woman Who Put Drain Cleaner In Her Eyes Wanted To Be Blind
Jewel says that living with sight, to her, felt like living in a personal prison. She claims that seven years ago she had liquid drain cleaner put into both of her eyes, leaving her almost completely blind.
In the video above, Dr. Travis Stork, host of The Doctors
, weighs in with a word of caution.
Watch more from Tuesday’s episode, “A Dr. Phil Daytime Exclusive: The Woman Who Put Drain Cleaner in Her Eyes to Fulfill Her Dream of Being Blind,” here.