A 67-year old lady in England recently went to the hospital for routine cataract surgery when her doctors found 27 contacts in one of her eyes. Seventeen of them were stuck together in a single clump, and the other ten were floating around loose, all behind her upper eyelid. Some more info while I puke my brains out and make myself promise to only wear glasses from now on:
As reported in the British Medical Journal, the unnamed patient was unaware that the contact lenses were missing. Incredibly, the 27 lost lenses, which had drifted behind her upper eyelid, weren't causing her any serious distress. She figured her dry eyes and periodic discomfort were just a product of old age.
"None of us have ever seen this before," noted surgeon Rupal Marjaria, who filed the BMJ report, in Optometry Today. "It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. 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."
Apparently the woman has worn disposable monthly contacts for over 35 years, but failed to actually dispose of 27 of them. And how were there 27 in one eye but none in the other? The woman admits to having not "visited her optometrist in quite some time," which makes me wonder just how the hell she was getting contacts without a prescription (mine only lasts a year). Maybe she had stockpiled them? Whatever the case, I'm going to take my contacts out right now to give my eyes a break and crash my car on the way home.
Keep going for a disgusting shot of all the contacts separated from one another.
Thanks to hairless, who's worlds better than being eyeless.