He then proceeded to inspect her eye under his microscope but discovered insect legs wriggling in her socket.
But nope. It was bees.
He said: "I saw something that looked like insect legs, so I pulled them out under a microscope slowly, and one at a time without damaging their bodies". Again, no, it was bees.
Dr Huang explained to reporters that even though sweat bees do not attack people, they are attracted to the perspiration of humans.
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"She couldn't completely close her eyes", Dr. Hong said.More news: India's BJP releases manifesto ahead of upcoming elections
Four tiny sweat bees were living under her eyelid. Thinking it was only dirt, she cleaned her eye out with water and did not rub her eyes much for the rest of the day. As the Canadian Wildlife Federation notes, sweat bees can be identified by their bright metallic green or blue colour. Doctors say she could have also developed a fever and central nervous system, and may have needed to have the eye removed if she waited longer before seeking help.
According to the Daily Mail, the woman, known only by her surname He, was cleaning a relative's grave and pulling out weeds when the insects flew straight into her eyes. "If she did she could have induced the bees to produce venom... she could have gone blind".
"Thankfully she came to the hospital early, otherwise I might have had to take her eyeball out to save her life". The bees are also still alive, Hung told the BBC, and will now be studied.
These little bees are known to live near graves and fallen trees, according to an ophthalmologist who treated her.
Ms He recovered 80% of her vision after being hospitalised for five days.