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Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 17, 2017 at 11:35 a.m.


LONDON — Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 17 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye.

In a case report published Monday in the journal BMJ, the doctors said that the woman had worn monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years; she had "deep set eyes" and poorer vision in that eye, which they said might have contributed to a failure to remove some of the lenses.

The doctors said the 17 lenses were bound together by mucus. A further 10 were found by the surgeon using a microscope. Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee in ophthalmology, said the "large mass" would have caused quite a lot of irritation.

The patient had chalked it up to old age and dry eye, Morjaria said.

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Happy1234 says... July 17, 2017 at 2:23 p.m.

You just can not fix stupid.

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Razrbak says... July 17, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.

Surely they have to have annual eye exams in England as they do here in the US to obtain contacts or glasses. You would think that all that mess would have been discovered long before she went to have cataract surgery.

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FireEyes says... July 18, 2017 at 9:46 a.m.

Razrbak, it's socialized medicine over there....nuff said on the quality.

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