Tiny Bees Found In Woman’s Eye, Feeding Off Tears

Tiny Bees Found In Woman’s Eye, Feeding Off Tears

Tiny Bees Found In Woman’s Eye, Feeding Off Tears

A woman in Taiwan was suffering from eye pain and reduced vision due to an unlikely and horrifying issue: four tiny bees found hiding behind her eyelid and consuming her tears.

The woman, named He, went to Fooyin University Hospital last week after experiencing severe pain in her eye, Insider reported, citing the Taiwanese news channel CTS.

"So I pulled them out under a microscope slowly, and one at a time without damaging their bodies". "I felt wind blowing into my face, then I felt something in my eye which I thought was sand or dirt".

The bees were sweat bees or halictidae, small insects that, in addition to nectar and pollen, also feed off human sweat and tears.

The insects are known as "sweat bees", and are commonly found near fallen trees.

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.

Here's the kicker - instead of sweat, they were feasting on... the woman's tears!

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Sweat bees could sneak their way into your eyes and survive off liquid produced from your tear ducts.

Sweat bees are found in several countries and are native to North America. However, they are also drawn to human perspiration "which offers them precious moisture and salts", according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

He said Ms He was lucky she did not lose her sight.

Seeking medical attention after hours of agony, He went to a hospital in southern Taiwan the next morning in which doctors made the surprising discovery.

The pictures of the 3-millimeter-long bees inside the woman's eye have now gone viral on social media.

Pictures of the bees in Ms He's eye were shown on Taiwanese TV, after she and Dr Hung appeared to talk about the unusual discovery.

"This is the first time in Taiwan we've seen something like this", the doctor said.

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