Surgeons Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman’s Eye During Cataract Surgery

Contact lenses are great for people who need extra power to view the world. There are no frames to wear on your face, they move with your eyes, they are easy to use and most importantly they do not fog up. They are also great for people who travel or take part in sports as they rest right on your eyes. Currently, the whole world is leaning towards contact lenses over regular glasses but most people do not know the risks that come with wearing or using them.

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1The shocking story

When a 67-year-old woman came into the Solihull Hospital in the UK for a routine cataract surgery she was not expecting to be given the following news. Upon starting the surgery the surgeons found that she has 27 contact lenses, stuck in her right eye. This was what was causing her eye-related discomfort problems.

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2How did this happen

This all started when a 67-year-old woman came into the hospital calming that she was feeling severe discomfort in one eye. After running the routine eye tests they found a mass in her eye that was the cause of her problems. She was then scheduled for a cataract surgery in hopes it would help remove the obstruction.

Surgeons Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman's Eye

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3The woman had no visual trouble

According to Rupal Morjaria who was a specialist trainee in Ophthalmology during this incident at the hospital, the woman had not complained about any vision loss and eyesight issues. All her had was discomfort in one eye. Normally, this would be chalked up to her old age and she would be given some drops to use.

Surgeons Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman's Eye During Cataract Surgery

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4During the operation

Luckily the doctors asked her to get an operation done. This is where they were able to find the source of the issue. Before the operation began Richard Crombie who was the consultant anesthetist and working on the operation that day was the one who first saw the cluster of contact lenses.

During the operation

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5What did he see?

Before the surgery could begin he put a speculum in her eye. This will keep her eye open so that he can administer the anesthetic with ease. This is where he noticed a blue mass under the top eyelid. He had to stop what he was doing to future investigate this strange find.

Surgeons Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman Eye

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