Doctors remove over 60 live worms out of woman's eyes in China

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS): Doctors have extracted more than sixty live worms from a patient's eyes during an operation in China.

The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, had been experiencing itchy eyes and one day, after rubbing them to relieve the tingling sensation, she was shocked to see that a parasite worm fell out. She was immediately rushed to a local hospital in Kunming, reports the Mirror.

Upon examination, medics left shocked when they discovered that the space between her eyeballs and eyelids was crawling with worms.

According to local media reports, doctors removed over forty live worms from her right eye and over ten from her left. In total, more than 60 parasites were taken from her eyes.

Doctor Guan, who carried out the procedure, said the huge number of parasites made the patient a rare case. Doctors believed she was infected by roundworms, of the Filarioidea type. The infection is typically transmitted through fly bites, the report mentioned.

However, the woman thinks she contracted it from dogs or cats, carrying the infectious larvae on their bodies. She believes she might have touched the animals and rubbed her eyes immediately afterwards.

Moreover, the report noted that the doctors have asked the woman to return for frequent check-ups, as there might be residual larvae left behind. Doctors also advised her to always wash her hands immediately after touching pets.

Meanwhile, a few roundworm species have been observed settling around the conjunctiva of the eye. They are more commonly found in Africa than in China.

They can cause eye inflammation, but in some cases, they can cause blindness.







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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Mon, Dec 11 2023

    China is land of Worms ...

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Mon, Dec 11 2023

    According to WHO, in up to 99% of cases, domestic/pet dogs are responsible for rabies virus transmission to humans.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 11 2023

    There are many such well documented cases of various types of worm species afflicting the eye endemic in certain parts of Asia, Africa, South America and Central America. It can infect humans who eat meat, fish or reptiles that are not fully cooked. It can move from the digestive system into the eyes, where it can cause partial or total blindness. Even eating or handling raw pork can cause flat worm infestation of the eye or toxoplasmosis of the eye can be picked up from the feces of cats, especially pregnant women should be cautious of ! Even after surgical removal this wouldn't require treatment with anthelmintics as they could be found spread in other parts of the body! Case of Leander Paes comes to find where a flat worm cyst was detected in his brain producing symptoms of serious brain disease! Incidentally, an anthelmintic named Ivermectin (one of the multifarious EXPERIMENTAL remedies) that were recommended strongly by xperts as a prophylactic in the treatment of the (in) famous plandemic! The above is a very personal opinion based on my research, and understanding on information available in the public domain; kindly do your own research and analysis before coming to any conclusion! Those who disagree may kindly put their counter views for my knowledge 🙏

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 11 2023

    Typo error:: "wouldn't require" should be read as "would require"in 🙏

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