British surgeons find 27 contact lenses lodged in woman's eye

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

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

However, her assessment before the operation apparently showed no signs of any missing contact lenses (how is that even possible?!).

DOCTORS have found 27 contacted lenses stuck in the eye of a forgetful patient while preparing her for cataract surgery. Later, the doctors found another chunk of 10 contacts, bringing the total to 27 contacts in one eye.

In an article published to the British Medical Journal, Dr. Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist, said the woman has been wearing disposable lenses for the past 35 years and had "no previous ocular complaints". It isn't immediately obvious why this patient was so asymptomatic, but it may have had something to do with her "deep set eyes", according to the BMJ report.

Scientists wrote that the contacts were lumped on top of one another in a "blueish mash" and were "bound together by mucus".

"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)".

However, the freakish and eye popping story was just detailed in the British Medical Journal.

"None of us have ever seen this before". At the time, the woman told the surgeons that she thought her eye discomfort was due to dry eye and old age. It's unclear why she never sought help to remove the lenses.

She wanted a simple cataract removal surgery but as she visited the doctor, she received the shock of her life.

"In this day and age, when it is so easy to purchase contact lenses online, people become lax about having regular check ups", Ms Morjaria added.

The case could have been caused by the patient's poorer vision in the right eye and her deep-set eyes, said the medical journal in its report.

And while contact lenses are easily accessible for people who don't want to wear glasses all the time, some experts say those who wear them daily are at risk of infections and inflammation.

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