A 52-year-old man was recently left horrified when he started spontaneously crying bloody tears.
He went to A&E where he told doctors it had never happened before and he hadn’t suffered any trauma to the area.
He explained that the bleeding happened two hours earlier and had lasted a few minutes, but then it started again just before the examination.
His vision had also been completely fine, and his blood pressure was normal too, according to an article published by the New England Medical Journal.
Doctors carried out a slit-lamp examination and discovered he had a growth of small tangled blood vessels in the insides of both of his eyelids.
They diagnosed the man, believed to be from Italy, as suffering from a rare condition known as hemolacria.
Also known as “bloody tears”, it’s usually a symptom of another condition such as infection, inflammation or trauma to the eye or surrounding structures.