Doctor removes 15cm-long parasitic worm from man's eye
Doctors in Karnataka, India, were left shocked after they spotted a long parasitic worm slithering in a patient's eye. The 60-year-old unnamed man went to the doctor with eye discomfort and was oblivious of the 15cm-long parasitic worm in his eye.
The video shows Dr. Shetty performing the complex procedure using special forceps to grab hold the thread-like worm and carefully removes the worm from the man's eye socket. The doctor then places the worm in a plastic container.
According to a report in Mirror, it is believed the worm is a wuchereria bancrofti, a type of parasitic roundworm that is passed on by mosquitoes. The worm is one of the most common causes of elephantiasis, which causes extreme swelling in the arms and legs. The larvae of the worm are passed on to humans by mosquitoes, which then travel through the bloodstream and develop into adults.