Did you know you can get worms in your eyes? According to National Geographic, it's a thing.
Back in 2016, 26-year-old Abby Beckley ended up with a bunch of the tiny, translucent critters living in and around the delicate flesh of the inside of her eyelids. Beckley described the sensation of the eye worms nesting in her as being similar to having an eyelash poking her. After much prodding and poking, Beckley managed to extract a worm from her eyelid.
Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman, scientists reported.
Imagine going to the mirror and finding a small translucent worm crawling across the surface of your eye. The first of many. That's what happened to an avid 26-year-old outdoorswoman from Oregon, who recently became the first human ...
CDC/Handout An Oregon woman’s bizarre case study of “eye worms” is believed to be the first incident of a human carrying the species Thelazia gulosa, which had previously only been found in cattle. The case, profiled in The American...
Abby Beckley is the first known person to have contracted Thelazia gulosa, an eye worm usually found in cattle.