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Monday, July 17, 2017

Woman had no idea she had 27 contact lenses stuck to her eye | New York Post

A “hard mass” that appeared to be a “bluish foreign body” was removed from the woman’s eye by surgeons who learned it was really 17 lenses fused together by mucus, The BMJ said in a report published this month.

Doctors used a microscope and found another 10 lenses in her eye.

The woman, who was not identified, said she has worn disposable contact lenses for 35 years – but didn’t regularly visit the eye doctor. She chalked up her eye discomfort to old age and dry eye.


Just wear glasses. Yes, you look better in contacts but you're not that great looking anyway.

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I know a young woman who always wears glasses at work. She has also darkened her hair. Both have the purpose of getting taken more seriously in the firm.

Posted by: dearieme | Jul 18, 2017 3:35:26 AM

This is a common mistake anyone could make. Kind of like the guy I knew who used his glaucoma drops in his nose. We shouldn't be too hard on these people. They're doing the best they can.

I'm a retired optometrist. I'm just glad I wasn't a proctologist.

Posted by: JMOD46 | Jul 18, 2017 9:12:31 AM