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  Life   Health  16 Jul 2017  UK doctors discover 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

UK doctors discover 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

PTI
Published : Jul 16, 2017, 3:50 pm IST
Updated : Jul 16, 2017, 3:51 pm IST

Doctors were surprised the patients did not notice it.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)

London: Doctors in the UK have found 27 contact lenses stuck in a 67-year-old woman's eye while they were preparing her for a cataract surgery.

The lenses, which resembled a "blueish mass" in the patient's eye, were causing her discomfort that she simply attributed to dry eye and old age. The case happened in November 2016 but has just been reported in the British Medical Journal, according to metro.co.uk.

"None of us have ever seen this before. It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. We were really surprised that the patient did not notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there," Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist who dealt with the case at Solihull Hospital near Birmingham, said.

Initially, eye specialists discovered 17 lenses, before a further examination disclosed that another 10 lenses were stuck in the eye. The patient said she had been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years but did not attend regular appointments.

As a result of the findings, the woman, who said she was unaware that the lenses were missing, had her operation postponed as the risk of developing endophthalmitis, inflammation of the interior of the eye, was increased.


"She was quite shocked. When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable," Morjaria said. The woman did not report any symptoms in an assessment prior to surgery.

Tags: united kingdom (uk), contact lense, cataract surgery, eyes, solihull hospital, eye care