(WKRG) — An English woman was preparing for cataract surgery when medical staff pulled out 27 disposable contact lenses from her eyes.
According to National Public Radio, the 65-year-old woman has been wearing contacts for over 35 years.
Specialist trainee ophthalmologist Rupal Morgaira says she and her colleagues were surprised to find 17 contact lenses clumped together as they were injecting anesthesia into the woman’s eye. They then recovered another 10 lenses. Part of their surprise, she said, was because the patient hadn’t complained of any irritation.
The surgery had to be postponed to allow accumulated bacteria to clear the eye.