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Doctors removed 27 contact lenses from a British woman’s eye, according to an NPR report published Sunday.
The 65-year-old patient was scheduled for a routine cataract surgery when specialists at the U.K.’s Solihull Hospital discovered a cluster of the thin, translucent medical products. Seventeen of the lenses were bunched, while 10 others were separately extracted, according to Optometry Today. Doctors didn’t find the clump of lenses until they were injecting anesthesia into her eye in preparation for the medical procedure.
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“It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together,” ophthalmologist trainee Rupal Morjaria told Optometry Today. “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, who remains unidentified, never once indicated to doctors that she had intense discomfort or irritation in her eye. She reportedly has been wearing some form of contact lenses for 35 years, but rarely receives optometry checkups.
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“When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more...
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