A 67-year-old woman thought that her eye discomfort was due to dry eye and old age. But to her shock and that of eye doctors, it was revealed that 27 contact lenses were found lodged in the patient’s eye.
As related by Optometry Today, the patient was not aware that she had several contact lenses missing at the time she was scheduled to receive cataract surgery. She had originally chalked her discomfort up to dry eye and her advanced age, but as it turned out, 17 contact lenses were found in the affected eye at first.
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. Morjaria added that this was quite the shock to the operating team, which had one doctor with over two decades of experience in the field.