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If you thought you’ve seen it all, you haven’t seen this video of an Oregon woman who is believed to be the first human to ever contract a rare eye worm parasite usually found in cattle.

A total of 14 worms were removed from the patient’s left eye and were identified as being Thelazia gulosa. Researchers say that eye worms usually cause irritation but no lasting damage. They can potentially cause corneal scarring and even blindness if left untreated.

 

What would you do if you found worms in your eye?

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