The unnamed man, 52, is thought to have visited a hospital in the Sicilian city of Messina after blood started leaking from both his eyes.
Initially, the bleeding only carried on for a couple of minutes before it stopped.
However while he was waiting to be seen by the medical staff it started again.
Doctors discovered the man had non-cancerous tumours underneath his eyelids and diagnosed he was suffering from a rare condition called haemolacria.
These tumours are made of blood vessel cells, which are often seen on the skin of children and are sometimes known as strawberry marks.
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