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Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

A whopping 27 contact lenses have been found in the eye of a woman scheduled for cataracts surgery at a United Kingdom hospital.

In a freaky medical case, a British woman somehow had more than two dozen contact lenses in one eye but didn't realize it.

Seventeen lenses were found by Rupal Morjaria, who noticed what he described as a "blueish mass", the Mirror reported.

"She was quite shocked", specialist trainee ophthalmologist, Rupal Morjaria told Optometry Today. The mass was causing the 67-year-old patient intense pain and irritation in the eye which she had attributed to dry eye and old age.

Doctors successfully removed all 27 lenses. On examining her eyes with a microscope, they discovered 10 more contact lenses in her eye.

That's not uncommon, Morjaria said, but, given this woman's case, it clearly should be.

"None of us have ever seen this before", she added. Even when the woman was feeling the discomfort, she chose to sit back and relax.

Unfortunately for the pensioner her cataract operation had to be postponed following the surprising discovery.

The discovery of the 27 lenses in the eye came as a shock to the woman as well.

She told OT that in a time when many buy their contact lenses online, it's still important to have regular check-ups, since improper use of contact lenses can lead to serious eye infections.

Woman 35 years of wearing lenses instead of glasses. After that the surgeons will have removed the foreign body, she said that she had attributed the discomfort she felt at the age, and a small dry eye!

Optometry Australia encourages contact lens wearers to have eye examinations every 12 months to detect and correct any potential eye problems due to contact lens wear early.

Do you wear disposable contact lenses? They also wanted to raise awareness of the importance of regular eye check ups. Are you careful with hygiene and removal?