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Doctor pulls 5 inch live worm from man's eye in India
nydailynews.com ^ | June 29th 2012, 09:31 AM

Posted on 07/01/2012 2:06:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin

When Dr V. Seetharaman examined 75-year-old patient P.K. Krishnamurthy at Mumbai's Fortis Hospital this week, the eye expert was shocked by the highly unusual sight of the writhing parasite and had to operate speedily to remove it before serious damage was caused.

"It was wriggling there under the conjunctiva," Seetharaman told AFP, referring to the thin membrane lining the eye. "It was the first time in my career of 30 years that I had seen such a case."

Krishnamurthy had been suffering for more than two weeks with redness and irritation before the doctor pin-pointed the threadlike creature under a microscope on Wednesday.

"He was also confused and very much disturbed," said Seetharaman.

The specialist removed the five-inch worm by making a small opening in the conjunctiva -- a 15-minute operation that was observed by the patient's horrified wife, Saraswati.

"It just kept moving and jumping; it was scary for a bit," she told the Mumbai Mirror.

The patient was relieved of his symptoms while the worm, which was alive for another 30 minutes after surgery, was sent to the hospital's microbiologists to be identified.

Seetharaman had previously only heard of worms of about two to three centimeters being removed. "Probably this is a record," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at india.nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: india

1 posted on 07/01/2012 2:06:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Unngh!


2 posted on 07/01/2012 2:08:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Seetharaman had previously only heard of worms of about two to three centimeters being removed. "Probably this is a record," he said.

Now to have it stuffed and mounted for proud display on the living room wall.

"You shoulda seen the one that got away!"

3 posted on 07/01/2012 2:10:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: BenLurkin
Another
worm removal technique
4 posted on 07/01/2012 2:14:55 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: BenLurkin

eye scream


5 posted on 07/01/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT by Mercat (Necessity is the argument of tyrants. John Milton)
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To: BenLurkin
Doctor pulls 5 inch live worm from man's eye in India

Using experimental apps while following Anthony Wiener on Twitter is not recommended.

6 posted on 07/01/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Mercat

We all scream for eye scream.....


7 posted on 07/01/2012 2:20:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
the doctor pin-pointed the threadlike creature under a microscope on Wednesday.
"He was also confused and very much disturbed," said Seetharaman.

Of course, with the guy's eyeball rolling around next to you....

8 posted on 07/01/2012 2:20:33 PM PDT by mikrofon (Seeing-eye worm)
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To: BenLurkin

I can see that causing some redness and irritation.


9 posted on 07/01/2012 2:22:51 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: BenLurkin

OK, how many ouf you sick puppies came in here for the pics?


10 posted on 07/01/2012 2:27:29 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

Me!


11 posted on 07/01/2012 2:30:37 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: BenLurkin

Another of a million great reasons to stay the hell out of India.


12 posted on 07/01/2012 2:31:22 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: X-spurt

Deadlier creatures exist in the United States, especially the south-western regions. Ever heard of Bot-fly larvae? They burrow into flesh.

Of course, neither India nor the US can hold a candle to Australia when it comes to poisonous / weird critters.


13 posted on 07/01/2012 2:38:00 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: BenLurkin

Brings new meaning to “worm’s eye view”.


14 posted on 07/01/2012 2:41:08 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting/educational. Thanks for posting. Health/life BUMP!


15 posted on 07/01/2012 2:41:33 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: BenLurkin
There India is pulling ahead of us in the eye worm competition! Some patriot in Texas needs to drop a big old night crawler in their eye.
16 posted on 07/01/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: doorgunner69
OK, how many of you sick puppies came in here for the pics?

Me.

17 posted on 07/01/2012 2:42:20 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: BenLurkin
Seetharaman had previously only heard of worms of about two to three centimeters being removed

Hand washing might prevent these.

18 posted on 07/01/2012 2:44:10 PM PDT by bgill
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To: BenLurkin

This guy must have touched some of the black goo from Ridly Scott’s Prometheus.


19 posted on 07/01/2012 2:44:53 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Krankor

Yeow!! What was THAT?! LOL!


20 posted on 07/01/2012 2:46:13 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: doorgunner69

Ah...you want THIS thread...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1235991/posts

“Unnngh..”


21 posted on 07/01/2012 2:53:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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If Dr V. Seetharaman subscribed to the TWIP (This Week in Parasitism) podcast, he’d already be familiar with this parasite ;-)

http://microbeworld.org/twip

I’m an engineer, not an MD or natural science guy, but I enjoy listening to TWIP because Parasitism is relatively easy for the layman to follow since most parasites have live cycles that are already familiar, so the terminology is also familiar. Unlike virology or microbiology, for example, which require a lot of specialized terminology to describe what’s happening.


22 posted on 07/01/2012 2:59:20 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: doorgunner69

Yo, I tell you what, them there eye worms they make for some good fishin yo.


23 posted on 07/01/2012 3:15:59 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: BenLurkin

They get all the fun stuff in India.


24 posted on 07/01/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: mnehring

You go first........


25 posted on 07/01/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe it was an “ear worm” that migrated, and left the music behind..........snicker.


26 posted on 07/01/2012 3:55:27 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, the good news is that if he felt like going fishing, he wouldn’t have to stop at the store for bait.


27 posted on 07/01/2012 4:21:34 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: BenLurkin
Probably from swimming in the Ganges.
28 posted on 07/01/2012 4:24:50 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s not so impressive. The Supreme Court recently pulled a trillion dollar turd out of a 2,000 page document.


29 posted on 07/01/2012 4:28:05 PM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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To: BenLurkin

Picture at: http://www.united-academics.org/magazine/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/loaloa.jpg


30 posted on 07/01/2012 4:54:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: AZLiberty

O.M.G.


31 posted on 07/01/2012 5:04:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder if it tastes like chicken?


32 posted on 07/01/2012 5:21:05 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Very very unsual for botfly to lay and hatch on humans, at least in SW USA.

The problem with India is the filth. Met a lady on a flight back from Singapore who’s husband was a big shot with P&G in India who had horror stories about how even the water for showering was dangerous to get on you.

No doubt India has many beautiful places and the people are not hostile, but no thanks.

Australia may be a bit dangerous, but it ain’t unhealthy.


33 posted on 07/01/2012 5:47:03 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: carriage_hill

Brings a new meaning to “sacred cow”. And obviously those funeral pyres could use some additional wood.


34 posted on 07/01/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Mercat

You could stuff and mount the worm but it would probably be an eye sore.


35 posted on 07/01/2012 7:28:19 PM PDT by skeama
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To: doorgunner69
Me!


36 posted on 07/01/2012 7:47:05 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: BenLurkin

It would have been worse if it had been only half a worm.


37 posted on 07/01/2012 7:54:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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