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mike
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PostMon Feb 12, 2018 7:17 pm 
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zephyr
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PostMon Feb 12, 2018 7:36 pm 
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Good grief that was creepy.  I am kind of sorry I read it.   paranoid.gif 
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PostMon Feb 12, 2018 11:04 pm 
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It's like when I read about ticks--I can feel them crawling.  Same for my eyes, now.  I wish I hadn't read this story, but it has been headlined nationwide.

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PostTue Feb 13, 2018 12:16 am 
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I don't get why the doctors couldn't have just flushed them out
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PostTue Feb 13, 2018 12:55 pm 
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Can't get to the WP story linked above  due to pay wall, but a separate AP  news story on this (possibly the  same text as AP tends to  get picked up broadly) seemed to imply that  she likely got this from  horseback riding near cow farms around  Gold Beach, not necessarily  from hiking near Bend. Just fwiw...
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PostThu Feb 15, 2018 12:45 pm 
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kbatku wrote:
I don't get why the doctors couldn't have just flushed them out

The article I read said that the little guys would squirm off to other parts of her eyeballs (above/behind) when it was nap time for them, or to get away from the flushing attempts. It sounds like she would go in for regular flushings but they were relatively ineffectual, parasitic life is persistent and will find a million ways.
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PostThu Feb 15, 2018 6:09 pm 
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at some point in the past, I read that eye worms could be a nasty side effect of eating sushi.

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PostThu Feb 15, 2018 6:32 pm 
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They are nematodes (hairworms)  one type or another is umbiquious they cover our whole body and are found throughout our body. Most are harmless but if you ever looked through a microscope at any thing in the natural world you have seen thousands of them.

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PostFri Feb 16, 2018 7:50 pm 
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This from the Science Daily.
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