WARNING: Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye during cataract surgery


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Reach lenses: A woman had 27 lenses stuck in one eye

A 67-year-old woman has had 27 phone lenses removed from one eye.

The discovery was made after the woman went to Solihull Hospital in the West Midlands for routine cataract surgery.

In a reveal for the British Medical Journal (BMJ), experts from the hospital said that «a bluish extrinsic body» emerged during the procedure «as a hard mass of 17 connection lenses bound together by mucus».

Ten more were then set up under further examination.

The experts wrote: «The patient had worn monthly obtainable lenses for 35 years. She had poorer vision in the right eye and deep set eyes, which potency have contributed to the unusually large number of retained foreign densities.»

Specialist trainee in ophthalmology, Rupal Morjaria, told Optometry Today: «Nil of us have ever seen this before.

«It was such a large gather. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together.

«We were indeed surprised that the patient didn’t notice it because it would genesis quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there.

Contact lenses: BMJ

Contact lenses: This model shows the lenses that were removed during surgery

«She was unreservedly shocked. She thought her previous discomfort was just part of old age and dry eye.»

Disposable lenses

The NHS reports every day disposable lenses don’t need cleaning or disinfecting because they are at worst worn once and then thrown away.

Don’t reuse these lenses as they’re unsuitable for replayed use. Even if you wear daily disposables, it’s still important to have continuous check-ups with your practitioner.

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Contact lenses: Not in the least re-wear disposable lenses

Reusable contact lenses

The NHS Livewell website nationals: «For lenses that are reused, rather than worn once and outed, the following guidance applies.

«After removing your contact lenses, it’s key you disinfect them as this prevents harmful organisms building up on the lens.

«Your practitioner require advise you on the best contact lenses for you and how to care for them. This may involve extra cleaning procedures, such as using a protein remover and stroke or rinsing your lenses.»

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