In a medical case that doctors have called a “world’s first”, a Taiwanese woman was found to have four live sweat bees living in her eye, feeding on her tears.
The patient was reportedly cleaning up a relative’s grave at the cemetery pulling out weeds when a gust of wind blew what she THOUGHT was sand and dirt into her eye.
Like anyone would do, she cleaned her eyes with water, but even a few hours later she started feeling a sharp pain in her left eye and started constantly tearing up.
The 20-something woman was taken to Fooyin University Hospital in Taiwan’where ophthalmologists were shocked to find FOUR LIVE SWEAT BEES feeding on her eye like it was a salt lick.
The woman had swollen eyelids and was suffering from cellulitis and keratitis ** a skin infection and an inflammation of the cornea** as a result of the small insects feeding on her eye for several hours. //HOW DISTURBING
“I saw something that appeared to be insect legs, so I pulled them out under a microscope one at a time without damaging their bodies,” Dr Hung Chi-ting, the hospital’s head of ophthalmology, said. “They were four sweat bees.”