Dianne Travers Gustafson, 68, endured an eye infection that led to the continual extraction of worms in her eye after she jogged through a group of flies, according to Gizmodo. Although Gustafson immediately rinsed her eyes with warm water, she still found worms crawling from her eye one month later.
After visiting her doctor, she learned that one of the flies known as Musca Autumnalis expelled larvae onto the surface of her eye while it fed briefly on the water from her eye. “This is something that a fly can do very quickly, so the fly would not have had to sit on the eye for more than a few seconds to expel the larvae,” stated Richard Bradbury, a former member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria. Gustafson is the second woman to face this eye disease in the United States. Another woman infected in this manner had over 14 worms expelled from her eye.