Baby tapeworms found inside woman's bulging eye

Staff writer

Doctors were amazed to discover that a woman's bulging eye problem caused by a cyst that was filled with baby tapeworms.

The 31-year-old woman was admitted to the A&E department of a Greek hospital suffering from "progressive bulging of the left eye" for two weeks. She had also had blurred vision for almost a month.

An MRI scan revealed an egg-shaped cyst in the orbital cavity. Doctors surgically removed the cyst but it burst during the operation and tapeworm larvae emerged.

Fortunately, doctors were able to cure the patient's condition by administering a three-month course of treatment, which caused the patient's vision to eventually clear up.