Shocking: Doctors Find 27 Contact Lenses In 67 Year Old's Eye!

The woman has been wearing contact lenses for the past 35 years but never visited optometrists for regular check up. The incident should also raise issues for optometrists, she said, noting that the mass of contact lenses hadn't triggered an obvious infection.

As per reports, such a large number of contact lenses in her eye were most probably because of the disposable contact lenses that she had been using.

Any contact lens wearer will know they'll stop at nothing to retrieve it which is why a group of doctors in the United Kingdom were left stunned after discovering - wait for it - 17 stray lenses at the back of a woman's eye recently.

A 67-year-old cataract patient was apparently unaware that her eyes were not just dry, but in fact, had a whopping 27 contact lenses stuck inside them. They determined that bluish hard mass were 17 contact lenses bound together by mucus.

The lenses were discovered in two clumps, Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee of ophthalmology, told Optometry Today.

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

"None of us have ever seen this before", she added. In fact, she thought her discomfort and dryness in the one eye was due to age.

When they were performing the surgery and saw the lenses, they preferred to remove them all and stop there, postponing the cataract procedure because of a great risk of infection.

Morjaria and colleagues made a decision to publish the case to warn other doctors that so many stuck lenses could go unnoticed by a patient-something doctors had assumed would cause far too much irritation to ignore.

If contact wearers know that they didn't take their lenses out and they're feeling a "funny sensation in the eye", Morjaria said, they need to get it checked.

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

After doctors removed the lenses, unsurprisingly, the woman stated her eyes felt much better.

  • Joey Payne