Published: Thu, April 11, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Doctors find bees in Taiwanese woman's eye, feeding on her tears

Doctors find bees in Taiwanese woman's eye, feeding on her tears

Doctors treating a Taiwanese woman found four tiny bees living under her left eyelid. While looking at He's eyes through a microscope, Hung Chi-ting, the hospital's head of ophthalmology, witnessed something he hadn't seen before.

According to CTS News, He, who was referred to by her surname only, had been tending to a family member's grave and was pulling out weeds when she felt something go into her eye.

The sweat bee feeds off nectar and pollen, but is also drawn to human perspiration, which provides "precious moisture and salts", according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Speaking with the BBC, Hong said he suspected a gust of wind must have blown the bees into her eyes, becoming stuck, adding He was "lucky" to not have rubbed her eyes. Ms He has been discharged and is expected to make a full recovery. He took out them out and realised that it was four sweat bees feeding on Ms He's tears. He was participating in the annual Chinese tomb-sweeping festival Qing Ming, in which next of kin clean the graves of their deceased loved ones.

The 29-year-old went to hospital assuming she had picked up an infection of some sort.

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

They have also been discovered to consume tears due to their high protein content, according to research by the Kansas Entomological Society.

"She was wearing contact lenses so she didn't dare to rub her eyes in case she broke the lens", the doctor said.

He was found to be suffering from cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection, and keratitis, severe inflammation of the cornea, which was caused by the pesky bees. "If she did she could have induced the bees to produce venom... she could have gone blind".

The bees are still alive and have been sent to another organization so they can be studied.

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