Woman Finds Worms in Her Eyes
This was a Strange But True story from this morning.
When I was young, my father had a couple of eye surgeries. He had both cataracts and glaucoma, and I remember him coming home from having his eyes operated on and having a patch over his eyes for a couple of days. I think that might have been what caused me to become squeamish when it comes to anything that has to do with eyeballs. In my youth, I was always afraid that I would end up losing my eye somehow. Even climbing over chain link fences would wig me out because I was afraid I would end up impaling my eyeball on the top of the fence. Like I said on the air this morning, I can eat spaghetti while watching brain surgery on TV and it doesn't bother me in the least. Anything that has to do with the eyeballs just freaks me out.
This morning I found a Strange But True story on CNN about a woman in Oregon who had worms in her eyes. The article said that the worms are usually found in cattle, and they are caused by flies who feed on eyeball lubrication. She is the first woman in history to be affected by this type of worm. See the pictures and get the full story on the CNN website. But I will warn you if you are anything like me, It will cause you to rub your eyes for the rest of the day.