Doctors remove tiny bees living in woman's eyes

Doctors remove tiny bees living in woman's eyes

Doctors remove tiny bees living in woman's eyes

"Then I saw another one, and another and another".

Well, this is kind of like that.

After attempting her own removal operation, the woman started to feel quite severe pain, after which her eye began to swell.

Four sweat bees were found in a Taiwanese woman's eye, doctors revealed at a news conference last week according to CTS News.

The 29-year-old woman had no idea why her eye was swollen shut. She later realized it was much more than dirt contaminating her eyeball.

A woman came to doctors complaining of pain in her swollen left eye. Horng looked closely at the woman's streaming eye and "was surprised to find a back leg with hair protruding from the eyelid. I looked into the gap with a microscope and saw something black that looked like an insect leg", Dr Hong, an ophthalmology professor at the hospital told the BBC.

Dr. Hong grabbed the leg and slowly pulled one insect out. "They were still intact and all alive", he said.

The insects are known as sweat bees because they land on people so they can drink beads of perspiration.

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No, she wasn't getting her goth on. Ms. As He recounted in the news conference, she was taking part in the Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day.

And in a way it's like her ancestors were looking out for her.

"She was wearing contact lenses so she didn't dare to rub her eyes in case she broke the lens", he explained. Maybe, however, you're scared of bees living underneath your eyelids? They're fine, too, believe it or not!

The bees are still alive and have been sent to another organization so they can be studied.

"This is the first time in Taiwan we've seen something like this", he said, according to the BBC, describing it as a "world first".

For those who can stomach it - and just have to see for themselves - photos from the examination were shown on Taiwanese TV, and they are... yep.

It was also noted by Hung that the situation could have been made worse had He been rubbing her eye, since the act would've likely killed the bees, causing a serious infection that would've led her to become blind, the Strait Times reported.

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