Woman Has Itchy Red Eyes For 2 Years Before Doctors Tell Her She Has Hundreds Of Eyelash Mites


Ileana is a writer on the Original Content team. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.red eye

The woman known as “Ms. Xu” lives in the Hubei province of central China.

After dealing with itchy, red eyes for two years, Ms. Xu decided to finally go to the doctor.

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She told doctors that because she’d been dealing with the redness and itchiness for so long, she’d just gotten used to it.

When doctors took a look, though, they were stunned.

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Ms. Xu had over 100 eyelash mites living on her.

The mites were causing her eyes to become red, itchy, and crusty.


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Ms. Xu just put up with the discomfort and dealt with it by using over-the-counter eye drops.

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It wasn’t until her eyelashes started sticking together that she decided she needed to go to the doctor.

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Doctors had never seen anything like it before — and they definitely weren’t expecting to find so many mites on this woman’s eyes.

On one single eyelash, there were 10 mites!

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It took a while for doctors to finally convince Ms. Xu to tell them what was going on.

She finally revealed that she hadn’t washed her pillow case in five years.

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Doctors also found out that she didn’t have good ventilation in her bedroom.

These factors led to the mites becoming so harmful.

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Ms. Xu was diagnosed with conjunctivitis and blepharitis, but she luckily made a full recovery after treatment.

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This just serves as yet another reminder to frequently wash your pillowcases and bedsheets!

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If you ever think there’s something seriously wrong with your eyes or eyelashes, visit your eye doctor!

Nobody should have to live in discomfort for years like Ms. Xu did.

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