Stomach-churning footage shows moment doctors remove 7cm long worm from man’s eyeball.

THIS is the stomach-churning moment a doctor removes a 7cm long wriggling worm from a man's eyeball.

Jasubhai Patel, 70, from Gujarat, India, complained of pain and itching in his right eye for the past couple of months, but didn't think anything serious of it.

 Doctors suspect the worm in Patel's eye could have entered through a dog bite that he suffered 12 years ago

Doctors suspect the worm in Patel's eye could have entered through a dog bite that he suffered 12 years ago

 The parasite was found squirming in the back of the conjunctival surface - the white skin portion in the eye

The parasite was found squirming in the back of the conjunctival surface - the white skin portion in the eyeCredit: Caters News Agency

He later had sought help from several doctors but couldn't be diagnosed with any illness.

But a month ago, one medic spotted the parasite squirming at the back of his eye - and now a shocking video has emerged of the moment it was extracted.

HORROR DISCOVERY

Dr Milan Panchal, an ophthalmologist at Narayan Hospital and Research Centre in Bharuch, carried out a microscopic investigation on the man and found the parasite squirming in the back of the conjunctival surface - the white skin portion in the eye.

Dr Milan said: "We pulled it out alive. We only gave him topical anaesthesia. The patient could feel the worm being taken out."

The doctor warned that the worm had the potential to permanently damage the man's eyesight, if it was not removed immediately.

It took us 25 minutes to remove the parasite. It was difficult to pin it down as it was moving around

Dr Milan PanchalOphthalmologist

He added: "If the worm was not removed on time, it could have blinded the man.

"There is also a chance that the worm could have gone to his brain through bloodstream. A surgery would have needed to remove it from the brain.

"It took us 25 minutes to remove the parasite. It was difficult to pin it down as it was moving around."

Patel, who is unmarried was living in a hospice where he worked in the kitchen.

Doctors suspect the worm in Patel's eye could have entered through a dog bite that he suffered 12 years ago.

Dr Milan added: "We investigated his case and found that he was bitten by a dog some 12 years ago. It is possible that the parasite might have entered his bloodstream and settled in the eye.

"Dogs and cats have these parasites in their tongue.

"We have sent the worm for microbiological and histopathological examination to microbiologist, reports awaited but most probably it is Sparganum."

 Jasubhai Patel (centre) had the worm removed from his eye

Jasubhai Patel (centre) had the worm removed from his eyeCredit: Caters News Agency


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