Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Doctors remove 'bluish mass' of 27 contact lenses from woman's eye

Doctors remove 'bluish mass' of 27 contact lenses from woman's eye

Or, at least, I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to casually keep 27 contact lenses in your eye socket.

Optometry Today added that the woman had worn monthly disposable contact lenses for the past 35 years, but had not been showing up for optometrist appointments on a regular basis.

Whether you're a casual contact lens wearer or never go without them, you'll know all too well the agony that accompanies the moment your lens decides to go walk about...in the back of your eye.

United Kingdom eye surgeon Rupal Morjaria was poised to operate on a 67-year-old patient when he discovered a "blueish mass" that turned out to be 17 old, lost contact lenses that had fused together; he then recovered 10 more loose, floating lenses from her eye.

Well, after the doctor took a further look, he noticed a blueish hue in her eye. All of the 17 contact lenses were stuck together.

"None of us had seen it, explains in Optometry Today Rupal Morjaria, the ophthalmologist who has supported this exceptional case at the hospital in Solihull, near Birmingham (England)".

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

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"None of us have ever seen this before", she said. In fact, she thought her discomfort and dryness in the one eye was due to age. "Most patients would experience significant discomfort and redness, and be at risk of eye infections".

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The only pain the woman reported was related to the cataracts, or so she and the doctors thought.

After the finding, her cataract operation was postponed.

Morjaria and her colleagues made a decision to publish the patient's case because the clinicians involved previously did not believe that it was possible to retain so many contact lenses in the eye without experiencing symptoms.

Dr. Morjaria wrote that this case highlights how important it is to monitor people who wear contact lenses on a regular basis.

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