The doctor was able to extract the sweat bees alive from inside the woman’s tear duct, The Guardian reported. The small bees are the size of a sesame seed.
“I saw something that looked like insect legs, so I pulled them out under a microscope slowly, and one at a time without damaging their bodies,” Dr. Hung Chi-ting, the head of ophthalmology at Fooyin University Hospital said at a news conference.
The woman had been at a family member’s grave when the sweat bees likely entered her eye. She said she felt something enter her eye, but assumed it w as dirt, CTS News in Taiwan reported.
Her eyesight was saved, according to The Guardian, because she hadn’t rubbed her eyes.