eyes

Woman visits doctor after severe eye pain – doctor finds four tiny bees living under her eyelid.

A woman in Taiwan went through an eye-opening procedure this week when doctors removed four live bees that were living under her left eyelid. Hung Chi-ting, the head of the ophthalmology department at Taiwan's Fooyin University Hospital, told reporters: "I saw something that looked like insect legs, so I pulled them out under a microscope slowly, and one at a time without damaging things inside.” The bees, a species known as halictidae, nest near graves and fallen trees. The woman believes the bees blew into her eyes while she was visiting a relative’s grave site. The woman says she washed her eyes but the severe pain persisted. “It was very painful. Tears wouldn't stop coming out of my eye. I was scared to death." Doctors say her eyesight has

Man develops bizarre star-shaped cataract eyes after 14,000 volt electrical shock

Giving him the appearance of some sort of mythical creature, a California man has developed bizarre star-shaped cataracts in both of his eyes after suffering an electrical injury whereby 14,000 volts of electricity passed through his body.  According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the 42-year-old electrician was working when his left shoulder accidentally came into contact with 14,000 volts of electricity.  The massive electrical current passed through his body, including the optic nerve, the nerve that connects the eyes to the brain.  Unfortunately, the man’s vision was impacted by the accident.  Doctors are unsure how the electrical shock caused the strange star-shaped cataracts. Sources: New England Journal of Medicine