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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who went to the doctor with an irritated eye got the unsavory news that it contained a tick.
WYMT-TV reports an optometrist used tweezers to remove the tick from Chris Prater’s eye.
Prater works for an electric company and had left a job site where his crew had removed a tree from power lines when his eye started bothering him.
He noticed a tiny spot on his eye and tried to flush it several times to no avail. Finally, he went to the doctor and admits he got “scared a little bit” at the diagnosis.
After numbing Prater’s eye, the doctor removed the tick. Prater was sent home with antibiotics and steroid drops.
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Prater says he uses bug repellent before he starts each work day, “but you can’t spray your eyes.”
Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wymt.com/
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