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A woman had 27 contact lenses lodged in her eye. She didn't know they were there.

The discovery was made by surgeons during an examination at Solihull Hospital, and revealed by specialist trainee ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria.

Ms Morjaria said a "blueish mass" of 17 lenses were found in the eye of the patient, who was scheduled for a cataract operation. A further 10 were found in a second inspection.

The operating team, which included an ophthalmologist with more than 20 years of experience, were startled by the discovery, Ms Morjaria said in Optometry Today.

“None of us have ever seen this before,” she said. “It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. 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."

The cataract surgery was postponed after doctors found the contact lenses due to an increased risk of endophthalmitis – which is a serious inflammation of the eye.

Ms Morjaria added: “Because she had harboured these contact lenses in her eye for an unknown length of time, if we had operated she would have had a lot of bacteria around her conjunctiva."

The patient had been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for the past 35 years, but hadn't been attending regular optometrist appointments. The woman hadn't reported any symptoms linked to the stray lenses.

Ms Morjaria told the science journal: “She was quite shocked. When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable. She thought her previous discomfort was just part of old age and dry eye."

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The case, which occurred in November last year, was first reported in The BMJ, but has been made public because clinicians involved didn't previously believe that having so many lenses lost in the eye could be possible.

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

“Contact lenses are used all the time, but if they are not appropriately monitored we see people with serious eye infections that can cause them to lose their sight."




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Post time 2017-7-16 20:28:40 |Display all floors
I cannot even insert one contact lens without major troubles, let alone two or 17. That woman must have horn skin on her retina...

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seneca Post time: 2017-7-16 20:28
I cannot even insert one contact lens without major troubles, let alone two or 17. That woman must h ...

I couldn't even do it. I am lucky I don't need glasses yet.

At least my eyes work better than some other body parts at my age

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Post time 2017-7-16 21:35:01 |Display all floors
I cant wear them either now. I had a retinal operation on my left eye 4 yrs ago...
but a girl in south korea was not so lucky. She left her contacts in her eyes for months without cleaning them, and when she went to the doctor to complain about vision loss, the doc discovered major damage to her eyes when he removed them, and she went blind soon after in both eyes
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2017-7-16 22:05:51 |Display all floors
Little Johnny’s neighbors had a baby. Unfortunately the baby, was born without ears. When the mother and new baby came home from the hospital, Johnny’s family was invited over to see the baby.  Before they left their house, Little Johnny’s dad had a talk with him and explained that the baby had no ears. His dad also told him that if he so much as mentioned anything about the baby’s missing ears or even said the word “ears” he would get the spanking of his life when they came back home. Little Johnny told his dad he understood completely. When Johnny looked in the crib he said,” What a beautiful baby.” The mother said, “Why, thank you, Little Johnny.” Johnny said, “He has beautiful little feet and beautiful little hands, cute little nose and really beautiful eyes. Can he see?”
“Yes, the mother replied, “we are so thankful. The doctor said he will have 20/20 vision ”
“That’s great,” said little Johnny, “cuz he’d be shit-outta-luck if he needed glasses.
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Post time 2017-7-16 22:18:48 |Display all floors
THAT'S why contact-lenses were invented
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lionstar Post time: 2017-7-16 22:05
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