Ms Zhang, from Shandong in north east China, started experiencing itching and a seeping discharge in her left eye.
She was initially unconcerned about her condition as she believed that she had an infection, reported People’s Daily Online.
It was only when her son saw things moving in her eyelid that she was taken to a specialist, who found the insects.
After using a microscope to further investigate, doctors discovered the woman had LICE living on her
eyelashes!They used her eyes to bite and live among, and even began to lay eggs!
Eye specialist Dr Bao Guisheng found 20 ‘little worms’ lying underneath the layer of white discharge in Ms Zhang’s eye.
Dr Bao said: ‘These lice were all white in colour.
‘I thought they were some sort of a parasitic bug, like mites or something, but when we looked through a microscope, we saw that they were lice.’
Ms Zhang’s eye was sterilized and nurses took the tiny critters out one by one with a pair of small tweezers.
Doctors were unable to kill the lice with a simple cleansing, so they were forced to pluck off every eyelash and eyebrow on the woman’s face!
Although eye lice is extremely rare, this is not an isolated case.
Can you imagine THIS living on your skin while thinking it’s a simple irritation? Let’s just say we’re going to be scrubbing our eyes tonight!
A man in his thirties was also recently found to have tapeworms in his eyes.
The parasite, called cysticercosis, is usually found in uncooked pork but it can also grow in the human digestive system, muscles, brain and eyeballs.