27 contact lenses found in woman's eye

In an article in the journal doctors said the patient had worn monthly disposable lenses for 35 years

In an article in the journal doctors said the patient had worn monthly disposable lenses for 35 years

A woman and her doctor were both shocked to discover almost 30 contact lenses stuck together in the woman's eye when she went in for routine cataract surgery.

Morjaria told Optometry Today, the online journal of the UK's Association of Optometrists, that the woman was unaware that she had the mass of lenses on her eye.

At first the ophthalmologists discovered 17 lenses but a further detailed examination revealed that another 10 lenses were stuck in the eye.

Ms. Morjaria said in Optometry Today, "None of us have ever seen this before," she said". It was such a large mass.

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. "We were really surprised that the patient didn't notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there", Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist, was quoted by the journal as saying.

Due to the discovery, the cataract surgery was postponed due to increased risk of infection.

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The patient had been wearing disposable contacts for 35 years but had not been to the optometrist for her regular appointments.

The doctors reportedly chose to publish the case in order to make the public aware of the consequences of wearing disposable contact lenses.

Because the lenses were behind the woman's eye for so long, it meant a large amount of bacteria had built up around her conjunctiva.

"She was quite shocked". Contact lenses have also been reported to be the reason behind infections and sometimes the cause behind people losing their eyesight. She brushed it off as something related to dry eyes and old age, she told surgeons afterward.

Morjaria said she decided to make the case public to raise awareness of the importance of regular check-ups with optometrists. Said Dr. Rupal Morjaria It important to take out the lenses and let the eyes breathe.

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