Surgeons Find 27 Contact Lenses In Woman's Eye

UK surgeon finds 27 missing contact lenses in woman's eye

A unusual blueish mesh was discovered by the doctors in the woman's eye who had actually come for cataract operation.

The patient had been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years, but did not go for regular appointments.

Speaking to Optometry Today, Dr. Morjaria said the operating surgeons had never seen anything like it in their lives before.

United Kingdom opthamologist Rupal Morjaria told Optometry Today that in November, she and an operating team discovered a "bluish mass" of 17 contact lenses stuck together inside the woman's eye.

When the surgery began, however, Morjaria and her fellow doctors extracted a "blue mass" of 17 contacts, all stuck together, according to Optometry Today.

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The cataract surgery was postponed following the discovery due to an increased risk of endophthalmitis. This body turned out to be a "hard mass" of 17 lenses stuck together with mucus.

A large "bluish mass" of 17 contact lenses was initially detected by surgeons in November previous year before ten more lenses were discovered during further examination at Solihull Hospital in the west midlands, reported Optometry Today.

Expressing their amusement, the doctors said- "None of us have ever seen this before". She didn't report symptoms that could be linked to the lost lenses.

Sometimes, there's more to old age than meets the eye-sometimes, it's 27 contact lenses jammed in there, according to a case study published this month in the British Medical Journal.

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

She was later treated with antibiotics and had a routine cataract surgery on a later date.

Wearing your lenses for longer may cause your eyes to become uncomfortable, red and more prone to infection. Contact lenses are used constantly, but if the follow-up is not appropriate, we see people who get eye infections severe, which may even make them lose the view.

'This case highlights the importance of appropriate candidate selection and monitoring of contact lens wearers.

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