Patient stuns doctors with 27 contact lenses found in one eye

UK surgeon finds 27 missing contact lenses in woman's eye

UK surgeon finds 27 missing contact lenses in woman's eye

While she was preparing to make a woman of 67 years for a cataract, a medical team from the uk has spotted a "mass in blue" in the eye of their patient.

According to Solihull Hospital (U.K.) specialist trainee ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria, there were another 10 individual lenses later found in the patient's eye, resulting in a total 27 contact lenses.

Rupal Morjaria, who noticed what she described as a "blueish mass", found 17 lenses, the Mirror reported. "Today, while it is easier to order contact lenses online, the patients are far more lax about the monitoring visits, she said". All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together.

The patient, who has not been named, had her cataract surgery postponed following the discovery. She thought that the discomfort she's being feeling is just a part of old age.

The case, which was published July 5 in the British Medical Journal, has made global headlines after the ophthalmologist responsible for extracting the stack of contacts spoke to the media recently.

Because the lenses were behind the woman's eye for so long, it meant a large amount of bacteria had built up around her conjunctiva.

Prior to her complaints ahead of the planned cataract surgery, the patient did not have any known symptoms associated with the contact lenses.

Optometry Australia encourages contact lens wearers to have eye examinations every 12 months to detect and correct any potential eye problems due to contact lens wear early.

Luckily for the woman, she appears to have been relatively unharmed by the contact lenses and says her eyes feel a lot better now they are out.

Morjaria said she decided to make the case public to raise awareness of the importance of regular check-ups with optometrists.

Morjaria warned that it's important to have regular check-ups for those wearing contact lenses.

"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", stressed Morjaria.