Doctors reportedly find 4 bees living in woman's eye

Doctors reportedly find 4 bees living in woman's eye

Doctors reportedly find 4 bees living in woman's eye

She was visiting the grave as part of the annual Chinese Qing Ming tomb-sweeping festival, which is traditionally observed by sprucing up loved ones' graves.

At the Fooyin University Hospital, however, doctors found four live bees living inside her eye and feeding on her tears. By that evening, the woman was experiencing sharp pains and watery eyes so she sought out medical advice, according to the outlet.

"So I pulled them out under a microscope slowly, and one at a time without damaging their bodies". The insects had made a new home inside the woman's eyelid - that is, until they were all successfully removed alive.

The woman was tending to a family member's grave and pulling out weed when she felt something falling in her eye, the CTS news reported.

Ms He has now been discharged and is expected to make a full recovery.

When He visited the hospital the next morning, Dr Hung suspected she had an infection, but discovered the tiny legs of the bees wriggling in her tear ducts when inspected under through a microscope.

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The Halictide species, or "sweat bees" as they are more commonly known, get their name from their attraction to human perspiration.

Halictidae or "sweat bees" are found all over the world. The insects are attracted to sweat and can also drink tears, which are rich in protein, according to a study by the Kansas Entomological Society.

He was lucky she had not excessively rubbed her eyes after feeling pain, which could have led to further damage and potentially a loss of sight. "If she did she could have induced the bees to produce venom... she could have gone blind".

If you thought multiple bees flying around you were bad, just imagine having them inside your eyelid.

Doctors at Taiwan's Fooyin University Hospital were shocked at what they found to be the cause of the woman's eye inflammation: Bees.

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