An Indian man suffering from an irritated and itchy right eye was astonished when doctors found a five-inch-long worm living in his eye socket. The man, 75-year-old PK Krishnamurthy from Mumbai, had suffered discomfort for some time – and had been given medication in the hope that the misdiagnosed eye condition would clear up. But when Mr Krishnamurthy returned and complained that the condition was not improving, doctors decided to take a very close look. After a detailed examination medics in Mumbai found the worm behind his eyeball – and the stowaway was removed during minor surgery yesterday.
Look, I’m A MovieQuoter, not a doctor, dammit. But I know this was no worm. I know a Ceti Eel when I see one. You see, their young enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex. This has the effect of rendering the victim extremely susceptible to suggestion. Later, as they grow, follows madness and death.
So with all due respect, I’d assign a security detail to keep a close eye on PK Krishnamurthy for a while.