Since last two weeks, Mulund resident P K Krishnamurthy, 75, felt his right eye twitching and even hurting at times. On Wednesday, doctors pulled out a 15-cm live worm from his eye, in one of the city’s rarest medical instances.
Krishnamurthy started feeling irritation in his left eye two weeks ago. Dr Seetharaman said that the worm was not only alive, but moving, and was visible by naked eye
Doctor made a small opening in Krishnamurthy’s conjunctiva, and removed the worm using a pair of forceps. The tricky procedure, which was video-recorded, lasted 15 to 20 minutes.
According to doctors, the worm was removed in the last time other the patient might have faced severe consequences for this.