As per reports, the 67-year-old British woman had surprisingly not complained of any problems relating to her contact lenses so far. "We were really surprised that the patient didn't notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there", she said further.
The case, which took place last November, was published in the British Medical Journal.
Outside of that one single glob of contact lenses, there were ten other lenses in the woman's eye.
She told Optometry Today, "None of us have ever seen this before...it was such a large mass". However, when the doctors went to perform cataract surgery at Solihull Hospital in England they discovered the mass wasn't cataracts at all.More news: Double dose of train troubles cause headaches for Penn Station commuters
After the finding, her cataract operation was postponed. Morjaria added that this was quite the shock to the operating team, which had one doctor with over two decades of experience in the field.
The patient had been wearing disposable contacts for 35 years but had not been to the optometrist for her regular appointments.
"Contact lenses are used all the time", said Morjaria. Dr. Morjaria said that to prevent similar situations, people have to take their lenses off and let the eyes breathe. On examining her eyes with a microscope, they discovered 10 more contact lenses in her eye.
Morjaria said she decided to make the case public to raise awareness of the importance of regular check-ups with optometrists. So I have no clue how this woman managed to stick 27 contact lenses in her eye. "She thought her previous discomfort was just part of old age and dry eye".
Dr. Morjaria pointed out that people use lenses all day long and they don't monitor their deterioration. You could lose eyesight or catch severe infection.