Woman had four bees living inside eye and feeding on tears

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Only it was this woman's eye that was pregnant.

Doctors treating a Taiwanese woman with an eye infection was surprised when they found four bees embedded in her eye, feeding from her tear ducts, according to a report by Taiwanese news channel CTS.

Dr Hung said that the bees commonly nest in the mountains and close to graves, which is how they had come into contact with He. Image shows her swollen left eye.

What the doctor found was just so horrifying...

Medics had initially thought the patient was suffering from an eye infection when a little bit of further investigation found four bees living inside her eye.

"Then I saw another one, and another and another. They were still intact and all alive", added the ophthalmology professor.

Sweat bees, which range in size between three millimeters and 10 millimeters, are not aggressive and tend to feed off of nectar and pollen.

Also known as Halictidae, sweat bees are so named because they typically consume human sweat. Tears contain similar salt and moisture content to sweat.

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And get this, they were living off her tears.

No, she wasn't getting her goth on. Ms.

She was visiting the grave as part of the annual Chinese Qing Ming tomb-sweeping festival, which is traditionally observed by sprucing up loved ones' graves.

And in a way it's like her ancestors were looking out for her.

So, how did sweat bees end up camping out inside a 29-year-old woman's eye?

Officials said the outcome could have been much worse had Ms He rubbed her eyes more - the worst case scenario of which would have been blindness, according to Apple Daily Taiwan. "If she did she could have induced the bees to produce venom... she could have gone blind".

Each bee was extracted alive and was sent to another organization to be studied.

"This is the first time in Taiwan we've seen something like this", the doctor said.

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