A 67‑year‑old woman from the UK stunned doctors after they found 27 contact lenses stuck in her one eye while preparing her for a cataract surgery.
The lenses, which resembled a "blueish mass" in the patient's eye, were causing her discomfort that she simply attributed to dry eye and old age.
A specialist trainee ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria says all the 17 contact lenses were stuck together.
Further examination disclosed that another 10 lenses were stuck in the eye.
The patient said she had been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years but did not attend regular appointments.
The woman did not report any symptoms in an assessment prior to the surgery.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.