Woman Thought She Had ‘Dry Eyes’ Until Eye Surgeon Removes 27 Contact Lenses From Her Eye

By 07.15.17
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An eye doctor found 27 contact lenses stuck in a woman’s eye. How did she not see this coming? Surgeons made the eye-opening discovery when the patient was being prepped for cataract surgery. The 67-year-old woman thought the irritation was simply because she had dry eyes due to old age.

The eye doctors found 17 lenses, before a further examination revealed that another 10 lenses were stuck in the eye. That’s not how you get 20/20 vision. The lenses resembled a “blueish mass” in the patient’s eye. “It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together,” said Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist, who assisted on the unbelievable eye situation. “We were really surprised that the patient didn’t notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there.”

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