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Woman Discovers 14 Parasitic Worms Living in Her Eye… and Pulls Them Out Herself

26-year-old Abby Beckley of Portland, Oregon thought maybe the persistent irritation in her left eye was a loose eyelash… until she managed to pluck what looked like “a piece of fuzz” from beneath her eyelid. It turned out the “fuzz” was alive… and only one of 14 tiny worms wriggling there. Beckley told Portland’s KPTV […]

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Did Police Capture the Queen of the Black Eyed Children?

When a police SWAT team responded to a situation last Friday near the South Carolina town of Indian Land, they probably weren’t expecting to come face-to-face — or, more specifically, eye-to-eye — with the sinister visage of Morgan Joyce Varn. According to the Charlotte Observer, 24-year-old Varn was arrested along with 23-year-old Jonathan Mikael Robinson, […]

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Can You Watch as a Parasitic Worm is Removed From a Man’s Eye?

Did the photo and/or the headline above make you flinch? Yeah, well… sorry about that. I was about to reach for the eyewash myself after I came across this story. But then my morbid curiosity got the better of me. Anyhow, here’s the deal: the video below, courtesy of Ophthalmologist Shannon Wong, M.D., shows the […]

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“EyeBorg” Filmmaker Shoots Video Footage With His Bionic Eye

The future is now! Canadian filmmaker Rob Spence has turned what most people would see as a disability into an opportunity: an accident at age nine caused him to shoot his eye out, but now, as an adult, Rob Spence has replaced his prosthetic eye with a teeny tiny camera. Spence calls himself an EyeBorg, […]