PIC: Four bees discovered living in a woman's eye, feeding on her tears
We're going to have nightmares about this for the rest of our lives.
A Taiwanese woman lived out our worst fears this week when no less the four bees ended up in her eyes.
The woman, whose full name was not revealed by CTS news — a Chinese news station — presented to hospital, assuming that she had an infection in her eye.
But nope. It was bees.
Speaking at a press conference, the hospital’s head of ophthalmology Dr Hung Chi-ting said: “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.”
The woman, identified only as He, was tending to a family member's grave when she felt something go into her eye, assuming it was dirt or soil. Again, no, it was bees.
As it turns out, the bees were feeding on the salt from her tears — which is absolutely the worst thing that we've ever heard. These kind of bees are referred to as sweat bees, precisely because they are attracted to the salt in human sweat.
Be warned: the photo below is not for the faint of heart.
— Raf Epstein (@Raf_Epstein) April 10, 2019