In another bizarre incident doctors in the UK have found 27 contact lenses stuck in a 67-year-old woman’s eye while they were preparing her for cataract surgery. The lenses were glued together and looked like a ‘blueish mass’ in the patient’s eye. The patient complained of discomfort in her eye and simply blamed it on old age and dry eye. The incident in November 2016 but has just been reported in the British Medical Journal according to the metro.co.uk. Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist who dealt with the patient at Solihull Hospital near Birmingham, said, “None of us have ever seen this before. It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. We were really surprised that the patient did not notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there.” Eight-year-old girl gets another chance to eat food again through an artificial food pipe in a rare surgery performed in India
At first the ophthalmologists discovered 17 lenses but a further detailed examination revealed that another 10 lenses were stuck in the eye. The patient reportedly said that she had been in the habit of wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years but did not attend regular appointments with eye specialists and doctors. As a result of the bizarre discovery the woman had her operation postponed due to the risk of developing endopthalmitis, inflammation of the interior of the eye gets increased. She claimed that she was unaware that the lenses were missing. Vietnamese Doctors remove surgical forceps from a man’s stomach after 18 years!
The discovery of the 27 lenses in the eye came as a shock to the woman as well. Rupal Morjaria said, “She was quite shocked. When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable. Because she had harboured these contact lenses in her eye for an unknown length of time, if we had operated she would have had a lot of bacteria around her conjunctiva.” The woman had not reported any symptoms in a physical assessment done prior to surgery.