Watch: Doctors pull worm out of boy's eye with basil leaves

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 5, 2015, 7:16 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 11:37 pm IST
The creature had been living in the 17-year-old's eye for more than a month
 
This video that is making rounds of the Internet is probably the grossest thing you might see today. Doctors in Peru discovered a worm was reponsible for an eye swelling that had been affecting a 17-year-old for a month. 
 
According to reports, the one-inch worm was spotted after taking an MRI scan. Ophthalmologist Caroline Marchena said the worm posed a serious risk to the boy's health because of swelling near a sensitive part of the face from which infections can spread to the brain.
 
The video shows that once the worm had poked its head out in search of the basil, doctors used tweezers to pull it out in its entirety. 
 
Watch the video here:
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