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You Don't Want To Know What Was In Abby Beckley's Eye

It felt like there was an eyelash trapped in her eye. But that wasn't the problem.
A worm species called Thelazia gulosa was found in the eye of a woman. Source: CDC

Oh my lordy! This story gets creepier and crazier the more you learn about it.

Back in the summer of 2016, Abby Beckley had been living on an inactive cattle ranch in southern Oregon. "There was just one cow," says the 28-year-old college student.

A few weeks later, she started to have the sensation that something was in her eye. "You know how it feels when you have an eyelash in your eye?" Beckley says. "That's exactly how it felt, but when I looked in the mirror, I couldn't see anything."

The sensation

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