Thursday, July 5, 2012

Caution: Severe YEAAAARRHGH Ahead.

Doctor removes five inch live worm from man's eye
When an elderly Indian patient came to Dr. V. Seetharaman with persistent pain in his eye, what the surgeon found was reminiscent of a far-fetched alien movie plot: a live, five inch (13cm) worm.

On examining the 75-year-old at Mumbai's Fortis Hospital this week, the eye expert was shocked by the highly unusual sight of the writhing parasite and had to operate speedily to remove it before serious damage was caused.

Once you're done cringing and whimpering, you have to think: What on earth do they mean "serious damage"??? There was a five inch long worm in the dude's eyeball - I think that would be the very epitome of "serious"... Okay, I kid - as someone who has worked with eyes, I know that there are all kinds of other issues that could be worse than a parasite.

But man, for sheer squick factor alone, this has got to beat just about all...

That is all.


Weer'd Beard said...

It was in his eye because it was hungry!

Letting the bastard eat would be the damage!


Anonymous said...

Just so you know, there are Youtube video's of such things.