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Doctors find 17 mashed contact lenses on surgery patient (67)

It’s understood the woman had worn monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years.

An optometrist's Keratometer. Picture: Pixabay

JOHANNESBURG - Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 17 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye.

It’s understood the woman had worn monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years.

The Associated Press is reporting that she had "deep set eyes" and poorer vision in that eye, which might have contributed to a failure to remove some of the lenses.

A further 10 were found by the surgeon using a microscope.

When asked about the irritation she must have suffered the patient said she chalked it up to old age.

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