Ms Zhang, from Shandong in north east China sought the advice of doctors after she began to experience a seeping discharge in her left eye. Initially, she was unconcerned.
Her son took a closer look only to be terrified to see that there were white objects moving around her eyelashes. Ms Zhang had recently suffered a stroke and thought that the discharge was related to that.
Ms Zhang’s physician took a closer look to find 20 lice in her eyelashes and proceeded to remove them one by one. The doctor started her on medications immediately.
The doctor says that Ms Zhang will make a full recovery, but if her condition had been left untreated, the lice may have inhabited her eye and surgery would have been necessary to remove them. Lucky her!