TAIWAN (CNN) – Are you sitting down? If not, you might want to before reading this story! It’s quite disturbing, kind of like something from a horror movie.
Doctors in Taiwan were shocked when they examined a woman who was experiencing pain and a swollen eye. They found four tiny bees living under her eyelid!
According to the Ophthalmologist who treated her, “sweat bees” are known to live near graves and fallen trees. The woman said she had been visiting a relative’s grave about 3 hours earlier and thinks that’s when the insects blew into her eye.
But, it only gets worse! The bees were living off her tears. Sweat bees got their name because they are drawn to the moisture and salt of human perspiration, which of course, are also present in tears.
Doctors say if the woman waited much longer be seen by a doctor, they may have had to remove her eyeball.
Luckily, the bees were extracted and the woman is expected to make a full recovery.