The Apple Of … My Eye Has A 5 Inch Worm In It

June 29, 2012

Well, that sucks.

Doctors in the Indian city of Mumbai have extracted a 12.5cm-long live worm from a patient's eye. PK Krishnamurthy, 75, felt "itching and irritation" in his right eye, but could scarcely have dreamed of the cause.

When doctors at Fortis hospital examined him, they found the worm and_61252582_worm1 removed it. He is now feeling better. The case was "extremely unusual" and he was lucky the worm had not ended up in his brain, the hospital's medical director, Dr S Narayani, told the BBC.

She said the worm had been sent to a microbiology laboratory for further tests. "Such cases are not unknown but they are unusual for their rarity. "Somehow the worm gets into the bloodstream and grows inside the human body," Dr Narayani said.

It is not clear how the worm entered Mr Krishnamurthy. He said: "Doctors initially gave me some medicine but it did not work."


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  1. Just when you thought Riehl World View couldn’t get more eclectic lol

  2. Li se pa klè sou kouman vè a te antre nan Mr Krishnamurthy. Li te di: “Doktè okòmansman te ban m ‘kèk medikaman men li pa t’ travay.” Mèsi pou atik sa a. Sa se tout mwen kapab di. Ou pi plis definitivman te fè sa a blog nan yon bagay espesyal. Ou konnen byen klè sa w ap fè, ou te kouvri bases.Thanks anpil!