A 67-year old woman had been feeling discomfort in her eyes for years but thought that it was a result of old age but after a surgery appointment with the doctors, she found out the real reason of that discomfort. During a routine cataract surgery at Solihull Hospital, it was discovered that the old lady had 27 contact lenses stuck to her eyeballs.
It was revealed that three doctors were involved in the surgery and discovered 17 contact lenses clumped together and 10 additional lenses.
“She was quite shocked,” Rupal Morjaria who wrote about it in the British Medical Journal said. “When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable.”
“None of us have ever seen this before. It was such a large mass,” she said. “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 old lady revealed that she wore contact lenses for 35 years, however, she missed her eye doctor’s appointments for years which resulted in such a serious build-up.
“She was quite shocked. When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable. She thought her previous discomfort was just part of old age and dry eye.”
Through her write up, Morjaria and her team is educated people about the dangers of buying contact lenses online and are encouraging people to get regular eye tests.