Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Doctors find four bees in woman's eye, feeding on her tears

quote [ What was originally thought to be an eye infection turned out to be something far worse. ]

Bee you are in eye in gee em ee
[SFW] [health] [+6 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT]


Ankylosaur said @ 11:56am GMT on 10th Apr [Score:2 Underrated]
This is why you should get your eyes examined yearly. The classic diagnostic sign for this condition is when a patient reads an eye chart and reports seeing only Bs.
angryburger said @ 2:24pm GMT on 10th Apr [Score:2]
Why wasn’t this reported on Buzzfeed?
Kat said @ 6:24am GMT on 10th Apr [Score:1 Underrated]
Well hello, nightmare fuel.
zarathustra said @ 9:03am GMT on 10th Apr
Especially if they had teeth.
arrowhen said @ 8:17am GMT on 10th Apr [Score:1 Underrated]
"such bees nest near graves"

No, fuck you, Korea, you're doing something wrong. There is no rational universe in which eyeball-seeking fucking bees are somehow naturally nesting specifically near graves, and the rest of us in the non nightmare-inducing parts of the world will have nothing more to do with your shenanigans. This is all on you!
Hugh E. said @ 6:39am GMT on 10th Apr
I remember as a child being told, "They're just sweat bees, don't worry about them."
To which I responded, fuck that, they're still bees.

I appreciate this validation of my childhood trepidation.
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 8:10pm GMT on 10th Apr [Score:1 Underrated]
I'm in my mid-40s, and I consider myself to be relatively-knowledgeable about nature, but I've NEVER heard of sweat bees. I wish I could go back to that blissful cloud of ignorance.
mechanical contrivance said @ 8:26pm GMT on 10th Apr
When I was a kid, there would sometimes be bees that would hover around my legs. I was always told they were sweat bees. I never questioned it.
snowfox said @ 2:24am GMT on 11th Apr
This is also the first time I have ever heard of sweat bees. I think we just refer to them as bottle flies, horse flies, or biting flies depending on what they look like? I'd research this, but I like my horror literature to be fictional.
Ankylosaur said @ 7:11am GMT on 11th Apr
(No one tell snowfox about the sweat bees that all men have buzzing around inside their vasa deferentia)
snowfox said @ 7:15am GMT on 11th Apr
Buzzing? You wish. The fear orgasms are mind-blowing.
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:19pm GMT on 11th Apr
Fear orgasms is a new concept to me. Do tell.
Jack Blue said @ 7:28am GMT on 10th Apr
Region blocked for Europe.
spazm said @ 9:26am GMT on 10th Apr
Sames, probably for the best.
Oberoten said @ 12:31pm GMT on 10th Apr
Alas, the article is not available in the EU. Anyone able to link to a reachable version?
Headlessfriar said @ 12:55pm GMT on 10th Apr [Score:1 Informative]
TAIWAN (KRON) - What was originally thought to be an eye infection turned out to be something far worse.

Instead of treating an infection, doctors at the University Hospital in Taiwan were shocked to find four bees embedded in the eye of a 29-year-old Taiwanese woman named He.

The bees were reportedly feeding on her tear ducts under her swollen eyelids, according to CTS News.

He had come to the hospital after experiencing severe pain in her eye.

The hospital's head of ophthalmology, Dr Hung Chi-ting said at a press conference that such bees nest near graves and in fallen trees, so chances of coming across them while hiking in the mountains are high, according to Apple Daily Taiwan.

He confirmed she was at a family member's grave pulling out weeds when she felt as if she got dirt into her eye and flushed it out with water.

After that, He says she started experiencing a stinging pain and teary eyes.

"I saw something that looked like insect legs, so I pulled them out under a microscope slowly, and one at a time without damaging their bodies," Dr. Hung said.

Good news -- He did not rub her eyes too much, which officials say could have worsened the state of her inflamed cornea. Worst case scenario would have been blindness, according to Apple Daily Taiwan.

The sweat bees were reportedly removed alive.

He was discharged and is expected to make a full recovery.

Sweat bees are small and known for their metallic coloring, mostly in shades of green, blue, and bronze, according to Terminix. These bees are not typically aggressive and a sting usually only occurs if a bee is pressed against the skin.

There are more than 1000 species of sweat bees in the U.S., Canada, and Central America.

Nearly 50 species alone are found in Florida.

captainstubing said @ 12:32pm GMT on 10th Apr
Dr. Hung?

I don't think we can rule out pink eye

snowfox said @ 2:23am GMT on 11th Apr
I think I am going to wear goggles all the time and let people just assume I'm really into anime or something...
JWWargo said @ 2:35am GMT on 11th Apr
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:32pm GMT on 11th Apr

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