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Doctors stunned to find 27 contact lenses in woman’s eye before surgery

By Mason White 2:47 PM July 16, 2017
Contact lenses (illustration)
Contact lenses (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

Doctors who were preparing to perform eye surgery on an elderly woman, were shocked to find numerous contact lenses lodged in the patient’s eye, according to a report published in the British Medical Journal.

The 67-year-old woman of Solihull, was wearing contact lenses for the past 35 years.

She used contact lenses that had to be changed once a month.

Recently, the woman suffered discomfort in her eye, and she attributed it to old age.

The woman was eventually scheduled to remove a cataract from her eye at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Solihull.

When Dr. Rupal Morjaria inspected the woman’s eye, she was shocked to see a blue mass, comprising of 17 contact lenses.

Morjaria later found an additional 10 lenses in the woman’s eye. Her surgery was postponed due to high risk of developing an infection.

Doctors at the hospital decided to report the case to the British Medical Journal, as they believed that this was the first time 27 contact lenses were inside one eye.

After the removal of the 27 contact lenses, the woman reported that her eye felt much more comfortable.