Fourteen Worms Removed From Oregon Woman’s Eye After Rare Infection

The woman was diagnosed with Thelazia gulosa, a worm normally found in the eyes of cattle.

  • Published 13 February 2018
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An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies. Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman in August 2016. Scientists reported the case Monday. The woman, Abby Beckley, was diagnosed in August 2016 with Thelazia gulosa. That’s a type of eye worm seen in cattle in the northern United States and southern…

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