Doctor finds 4 tiny sweat bees living in woman's eye, feeding on her tears

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- No matter how your day is going, at least you don't have bees living in your eyes.

Doctors treating a Taiwanese woman for a swollen eye were shocked to find four tiny sweat bees living under her left eyelid, feeding on her tears.

How could this happen?

Experts say sweat bees, which are native to California, are known to live near graves and fallen trees.

The woman believes the insects flew into her eye while visiting a family member's grave.

According to the ophthalmologist who treated her, the bees were living off her tears.

The bees were still alive when they were extracted from her eye.

The woman is expected to make a full recovery.

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