During cataract surgery, doctors found 27 contact lenses in a woman’s eye
03-08-2018 | Posted By: Chhavi | 1162 View(s)
Recently, doctors in the United Kingdom found 27 contact lenses in a 67-year-old woman’s eye while she was being prepared for cataract surgery. The shocking case was recorded in the British Medical Journal by Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist who was working with the patient. The contact lenses were bound together by mucus, seventeen of them were clumped together into a “hard mass” which was bluish in colour.
As for the woman, she is still surprised and said that she assumed her eye troubles were just part of old age and dry eye. After the lenses were removed, she felt a lot more comfortable.
According to the medical records, the woman had deep-set eyes, which is a feature that allows for several contacts to get stuck without becoming symptomatic.
But the team of optometrists were very shocked that the woman did not feel any irritation from the large mass. The patient came in for a cataract surgery, but due to increased risks, the surgery ended up being postponed. The patient was wearing disposable contact lenses for the past 35 years. The patient didn’t use to pay regular visits to the eye doctor.
Because she had harboured the disposable contact lenses in her eye for 35 years, there was a concern around bacteria for the team of ophthalmologists.
This shocking case has been released in an effort to increase awareness about eye health. A specialist said that in this modern era, it is easy to purchase contact lenses online, and people have become casual about having regular check-ups. Contact lenses are used all the time by people, but if they are not properly monitored, serious eye infections can be developed which can also cause them to lose their sight.
So, fellas, it is essential to consult an eye doctor regularly. Even if you do not wear contact lenses, there is no harm going for a regular eye checkup to protect your eyes from all kinds of danger. Stay alert, stay protected!