It's past four in the morning and I'm still awake. Something has been bothering me ever since I caught it and I'm afraid that it's now too late to do anything about it.

My vision is probably going to disappear within forty-eight hours, but before that happens, I'd like to explain what's happening to me.

There's a virus out there that's known as the "itch." The itch is something that can happen spontaneously to anybody. You can be young, old, fit, unfit, weak, or strong. Anybody can become a victim to it.

The virus begins as a small itch in the eyes that you'll likely feel when waking up for a couple of days. I should probably add that you don't want to put your hands anywhere near your eyes. That's the exact mistake that I made and things have only grown worse from there.

Before I knew it, both of my eyes began to grow increasingly sore as the day went on. A sharp sting would also coincide with the soreness, making it hard for me to focus on anything for more than five minutes. It's becoming harder for me to concentrate on anything and I'm sure I won't be able to see anything if this keeps up.

So what causes this weird sensation? A small insect that's hard to see unless you're looking at just the right angle. It's attracted to various facial creams and sweat. The insect will explore the face and maybe eat bits of skin, but the real damage happens after it reaches the tear duct. This is what causes the itch to begin.

Right now my left eye is so sore that I can hardly open it and I need to look away and blink with my only good eye in between typing paragraphs. Someone needs to figure out what this is and what type of insect this is. The itch continues to be a relatively unknown phenomenon and I can only hope that this message will raise awareness to its existence.