Hong Kong Free Press
Several partygoers who attended an event at The Landmark in Central last Friday have been left with “sunburn” and light sensitivity in their eyes after apparently being exposed to ultraviolet light.
The venue is currently being used as a pop-up location for the work of Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. The event was a collaboration with Hypebeast, a contemporary fashion and streetwear publication.
James Acey, who was DJ-ing on the night told HKFP: “The event was decked out in blue and pink neon lights all over the place… I leave the event and later that next morning, I wake up at 3am with the worst eye pain I’ve ever had. Essentially the feeling that there is sand in my eyes and it can’t be washed or blinked away.”
“I essentially thought it was my allergies but I’ve never had allergies this bad and this intense. So I’m struggling for the next twelve hours, thinking and feeling that I might be going blind, trying to sleep it off, but unable too – my eyes are watering and I’m unable to keep them open.”
Acey said that he later heard from other attendees of the event about skin issues resembling sunburn: “After doing some more research online as to our symptoms, we found out that a certain kind of UV lighting can cause these type of conditions.”