House of Weird: “The Hairy Eyeball”

This just in: Rare Tumor Causes Hair to Grow on Eyeball of 19-yr-old.
Just goes to show that we at PTZ have not yet “seen it all”!

“A 19-year-old Iranian man could see an unusually hairy problem.
A rare tumor on his right eyeball sprouted hairs – impairing his vision and causing him discomfort every time he blinked.
The hairy eyeball was the result of a limbal dermoid – skin tissue that can sprout hair, cartilage and even sweat glads.
Doctors had to surgically remove the tumor – which measured 5mm by 6mm – after it began to interfere with the patient’s daily life.

The New England Journal of Medicine reported the bizarre medical anomaly after it was submitted by doctors in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Tabriz, Iran.
‘He did not have pain, but the mass caused vision defects, mild discomfort on blinking, and the intermittent sensation of the presence of a foreign body,’ the journal reported.

The man said he had been born with the mass, but it had gradually been growing in size.
It had begun impairing his vision – his left eye was 20/20, but his right eye saw only 20/60.
The man said it had also begun to grow more noticeable.
Dr Mark Fromer, director of Fromer Eye Centers in New York City, told that limbal dermoids are so rare an optometrist is likely to see only one of two cases over the course of a career.
And despite the man’s surgery being successful, removal of the hairy eyeball tumor actually led to ‘little improvement in visual acuity’ because he had a lazy eye and an astigmatism.
It’s estimated they affect around 2 in every 10,000 people worldwide and are equally common in men and woman. Most people are aware they have them in childhood, as they tend to appear before the age of 16.
-Daily Mail”

Another informative link: Rare tumor causes hair to grow on man’s eyeball

RUNTIME: 2min 08sec

TITLE: “Bizarre – See Pic Of Man Who Has Hair Growing Out Of His Eyeballs”
YT INFO: Published on Jan 4,2013 by celebritytalkonline

15 Comments on “House of Weird: “The Hairy Eyeball”

  1. Didn’t his father tell him he’d go blind if he did the taboo self-pleasure thing?

  2. oh wow, never saw anything like that before. I have to wonder how he lived with that thing on his eyeball all those years? I understand it was smaller but it would bug the heck out of me. LOL
    thanks, GG.

    1. I can’t stand a single eyelash on the loose, so I’d be hopeless!

  3. should have been removed much earlier i agree!!

    1. NMGAPAOH says:

      The surgery most likely was filmed for submission to the medical community. Love to get out hands on it and post for all to view in awe.

  4. gimpysgirl, I know they say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I wanta see it surgically removed!! Thanks for posting!

    1. I agree, popfiend! I’d love to see how they how they got a tumour out from such a delicate area. That was one weird growth-thanks for the post gimpsygirl!
      P.S Talking of weird, what was with the commentary voice? Steven Hawkings sister LOL!!!

  5. Amazing, simply amazing. Once you think you’ve seen it all then a fantastic video like this.

  6. If you keep doing that you’ll grow hair on your eyeball!!

    1. Pick_That_Puppy says:

      LOLROFPMP!!!!!!!!!!! ♥

  7. Now that’s givin someone the hairy eyeball

  8. Ok, I’m creeped out by this!!!
    Excellent find gg!!!

  9. princesspustule says:

    OH WOW!!! I think that would have drove me crazy. You know how much it bugs you when you get an eyelash or something in your eye. Could you imagine that huge cyst and with hair in it as well. I really feel sorry for the guy. I hope the surgery helped him with that awful sensation. I’m just sorry that it didn’t help his visual acuity. Maybe in the future they will be able to restore it better as science improves.

  10. Removal????? PLEASE

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