A group of doctors were left baffled recently by a 67-year-old patient, after they found 27 contact lenses lodged in her eyeball.
The woman had been wearing contact lenses for 35 years and said that she thought the discomfort was down to dry eyes and old age. However, while preparing her for cataract surgery, surgeons discovered a ”blueish mass”, which turned out to be 17 lenses all stuck together. A further ten were later found in the patient’s eyeball.
Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist who dealt with the case at Solihull Hospital near Birmingham, said:
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 didn’t notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there.
The woman’s surgery has now been postponed to avoid the risk of developing inflammation of the inside of the eye. It sounds like she might not even need the surgery now, however, as the patient said her eyes feel “more comfortable” after the removal of the lenses clump. Morjaria added:
She was quite shocked. When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable.
No s**t – the woman’s just had an old, large clump of plastic removed from the back of her eye. Of course it’s going to feel more comfortable.
The question now is: how the hell did they get there in the first place? There’s forgetful and then there’s 27 contact lenses lodged in your eye forgetful. Something tells me this woman’s a bit of a pisshead because the only time I’ve ever accidentally double lensed was while drunk. 27 times? That’s no sober mistake.
For more on why you should always, always take your contact lenses out at night, click HERE. But be warned – this is seriously NSFL.