TAMPA, Fla. It is like something out of a science fiction movie a brain eating parasitic tapeworm living in your eye. Unfortunately for Sam Cordero, it wasn t a movie and the race was on to surgically remove it from his eye. Taenia Solium, more commonly called a pork tapeworm, passes to humans from .Florida man Sam Cordero blamed his Christmas ham feast for giving him the pork parasite a brain eating tapeworm that lodged itself in his eye. iStock . A meal of undercooked pork nearly cost one Florida man his vision after he contracted a brain eating parasitic tapeworm that traveled to his eye..It is like something out of a science fiction movie a brain eating parasitic tapeworm living in your eye. Unfortunately for Sam Cordero it wasn t a movie and the race was on to surgically remove it .A Florida man experienced every pork lover s nightmare when he gobbled an under cooked piece of a hog that left him with a brain eating tapeworm In Cordero s case, the parasite made its way through his intestines, into his bloodstream and into his eye where it continued to grow behind Cordero s .
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