Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Canadian Journal Publishes Woman's Eye With 120 Maggots

According to a report in a Canadian medical journal, a woman who was sick and was being treated in a Canadian hospital had 120 maggots removed from her eyes and nose after fly laid eggs in her eyes and nose..
"During the period, an adult fly (a green blow fly or a green bottle fly) was seen in the intensive care unit. The patient was in a windowless private room that had an open door. The intensive care unit had no windows to the outdoors; thus, it was assumed that the fly had entered the intensive care unit from another part of the hospital. The fly must have left the eggs in her nose and eyelid."
Doctors removed 120 maggots from her eyes and nose. This happened a long time ago - in 2007 - but the images were recently released. 

Photo credit: Canadian Medical Journal

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