A woman had 23 contact lenses stuck under her eyelid.

A woman who felt like there was “something in her eye” actually had 23 daily disposable contact lenses stuck deep underneath her eyelid, her ophthalmologist reported.

Dr. Katerina Kurteeva of California Eye Associates in Newport Beach, California, was shocked to discover the clump of contacts and “got to deliver” them last month in a case she documented on her Instagram page.

The patient, who is in her 70s and has asked to remain anonymous, has been wearing contact lenses for 30 years, the doctor said. 

Kurteeva first checked her eye to rule out a corneal ulcer or conjunctivitis. She also looked for an eyelash, piece of mascara, pet hair or other common object that could be causing the foreign body sensation, but didn’t see anything on her right cornea at all. She did notice a mucus discharge.

There were 23 contacts in that eye in all, the doctor discovered after carefully separating them with jeweler forceps. She washed out the patient’s eye, but fortunately the woman didn’t have an infection — just mild irritation that was treated with anti-inflammatory drops — and is doing fine, Kurteeva said.

Source: www.today.com


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