Woman had four bees living inside eye and feeding on tears

Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman's eye

Fortunately, they were able to successfully remove all four of the sweat bees from the 29-year-old woman's tear duct.

The young woman, who health officials only identified as Ms.

He said she initially thought she had sand or dirt in her eyes but went to the hospital after the stinging pain didn't leave and her eyes grew increasingly watery. They are commonly found near graves and in mountains. "I'm sure the sweat bees got by the eye and got squished between the eye and eyelid".

At the hospital the next morning, Hung had suspected an infection, but when he looked at He's eye through a microscope, he saw the tiny legs of the bees wriggling in her ducts, where they were feeding off the moisture and salt of her tears. "The size of every single bee was around 0.3 to 0.4 centimetres".

Disturbing footage of the sweat bee removal was shared on Taiwanese TV, the BBC reports. Soon he extracted a second sweat bee. Females are generally a bright green, whereas males have a bright-coloured head and yellow-and-black striped abdomen.

Also known as Halictidae, sweat bees are so named because they typically consume human sweat.

"Her power of sight had decreased to under 10 per cent of normal eyesight", the doctor told reporters. "Luckily, she didn't have a high fever and it hadn't affected her central nervous system".

Thankfully, He did not rub her eyes excessively - which could have worsened the state of her inflamed cornea - or in a severe case, could have led to blindness, Apple Daily Taiwan reported. "Tears wouldn't stop coming out of my eye", she said. "If she did she could have induced the bees to produce venom ... she could have gone blind".

She is now on her way to making a full recovery and will likely be wearing goggles at the next visit to her relative's grave, per Dr.

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