4 bees found feeding on woman's tears inside her eyelid in Taiwan

Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman's eye

Measuring only three to four millimeters in length, the tiny bees flew into the 28-year-old woman's eye when she was pulling weeds at a relative's grave site.

He said she initially thought she had sand or dirt in her eyes but went to the hospital after the stinging pain didn't leave and her eyes grew increasingly watery. According to the Guardian, doctors at the Fooyin University Hospital in Taiwan were horrified after seeing the bees and described it as a "world's first". Hung Chi-ting told CTS news at a press conference. While they are not known to be aggressive bees, it's likely they would sting if touched or aggravated - for example if He had rubbed her eyes.

Local media reported that He was expected to make a full recovery.

Insect legs were wiggling from one of her eye sockets.

Doctors say Ms He recovered her 80 per cent eyesight only because of the fact that she didn't rub them much.

"These bees don't usually attack people but they like drinking sweat, hence their name", he said. "I looked into the gap with a microscope and saw something black that looked like an insect leg", Dr Hong, an ophthalmology professor at the hospital told the BBC.

The insects were later identified as sweat bees, according to Asia One. The insects had made a new home inside the woman's eyelid - that is, until they were all successfully removed alive.

The bees, commonly known as sweat bees, come from the large bee family of Halictidae and are commonly found in North America. "If she did she could have induced the bees to produce venom ... she could have gone blind".

Doctors at Taiwan's Fooyin University Hospital were shocked at what they found to be the cause of the woman's eye inflammation: Bees.

Each bee was extracted alive and was sent to another organization to be studied.

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

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