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4 sweat bees found living inside woman's eye

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A Taiwanese woman was found by doctors to have four small sweat bees living inside her eye, the first such incident on the island.

The 28-year-old woman, identified only as Ms He, was pulling out weeds when the insects flew into her eyes.

Dr Hong Chi Ting of the Fooyin University Hospital told the BBC he was "shocked" when he pulled the 4mm insects out by their legs.

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

Sweat bees, also known as Halictidae, are attracted to sweat and sometimes land on people to imbibe perspiration. They also drink tears for their high protein content, according to a study by the Kansas Entomological Society.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-47876130

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seaturtlehorsesnake

well eye'll bee

 

(i'm so sorry)

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Orphalesion

I think the way the BBC site worded that is a bit counter-intuitive.
The bees weren't living inside the woman's eye.
They were stuck, if I understand correctly, under her eye lid and removed while still alive.

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seaturtlehorsesnake
40 minutes ago, Orphalesion said:

I think the way the BBC site worded that is a bit counter-intuitive.
The bees weren't living inside the woman's eye.
They were stuck, if I understand correctly, under her eye lid and removed while still alive.

yeah, that was my impression from the article too

i'm just glad the bees survived

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AllPossible

Must of felt like a eyelid tattoo. Can't believe people get those lol

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