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Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye during cataract surgery

A strange case was recently published in the July 5th British Medical journal, detailing how doctors found 27 contact lenses in a woman's eye when she went in for routine cataract surgery.

When doctor Rupal Morjaria began the surgery, she and fellow doctors removed a "blue mass" of 17 contact lenses all stuck together.

Later they found another clump of 10 lenses, bringing the total number of lenses in one eye to 27.

27! In one eye!

Morjaria said:

“It was such a large mass. 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.

She was quite shocked. When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable.”

It's not clear how long the woman was living with the lens clump in her eye, but it's safe to say they were in there for way too long. And 27 lenses? Don't you think that's a bit much, lady?

The FDA recommends contact-wearers take them out at night at least one per week to be cleaned and to allow the eyes to get some oxygen.

Maybe she thought she would have super vision in that eye if she kept adding lenses? Or maybe she's just a lazy person.  

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