The Worm That Lived Behind the Eyeball *True Story*

Posted by M ws On Sunday, July 1, 2012 0 comments
According to The Daily Mail:

An Indian man suffering from an irritated and itchy right eye was astonished when doctors found a five-inch-long worm living in his eye socket.

The man, 75-year-old PK Krishnamurthy from Mumbai, had suffered discomfort for some time - and had been given medication in the hope that the misdiagnosed eye condition would clear up.

But when Mr Krishnamurthy returned and complained that the condition was not improving, doctors decided to take a very close look.

After a detailed examination medics in Mumbai found the worm behind his eyeball - and the stowaway was removed during minor surgery yesterday.

Dr V Seetharaman, eye surgeon at Fortis Hospital in Mumbai, said: 'Mr Krishnamurthy was lucky the worm was found in time.

He said: 'His symptoms have now disappeared but it appears he was lucky the worm travelled only as far as his eye.

'If it had not been removed it could have entered the patient's brain and caused major neurological problems.'

It is still not clear how the worm entered Mr Krishnamurthy and ended up in his eye socket.

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