Woman had 27 contact lenses in one eye
♦ A 67-year-old woman has had 27 contact lenses removed from one eye after she went to Solihull Hospital in the West Midlands for cataract surgery.
In a report for the British Medical Journal, experts from the hospital said that “a bluish foreign body” was found to be “a hard mass of 17 contact lenses bound together by mucus”. Ten more were then found.
The report added: “The patient had worn monthly disposable lenses for 35 years. She had poorer vision in the right eye and deep set eyes, which might have contributed to the unusually large number of retained foreign bodies.”