Truly Disturbing Headline: Man Continues Old Chinese Tradition of Shaving Eyes

Liu Deyan, 53, deftly washes his customers’ eyes — with a knife. Read on to see this amazing yet disturbing practice.

For seven years, he’s run an eye-cleaning stand in Chengdu, China, according to

The process, taking about five minutes, involves pulling the eyelid back, cleansing the eyeball and then shaving and scraping its surface, Chengdu Business Daily reported.

To Americans, the whole ordeal may seem horrifying, but in China, it used to be the norm. Today, though, Deyan is one of the few that still practices the trade.

According to Chengdu Business Daily, doctors warn that eyeball shaving was abandoned because it risks cross-infection.

Really? Cross infection is the LEAST of our worries.



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