By Sandra Rose  | 

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A British woman who had worn contacts lenses for 35 years shocked her doctors when they found 27 lost contact lenses in her eye. The discovery shocked doctors who had never seen such a case before.

The 67-year-old patient was prepped for surgery at England's Solihull Hospital to remove cataracts from her eyes. But the cataracts turned out to be a mass of 27 contact lenses lumped together.

"She was quite shocked," ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria told Optometry Today. "None of us have ever seen this before," said Morjaria, who wrote about the case in the British Medical Journal.

She said she wrote about the case "because most doctors didn't think it was possible for someone to lose so many contact lenses in their eyes without suffering from severe symptoms."

"Patients do sometimes present with a contact lens stuck under their upper eyelid, but finding this many lenses stuck in someone's eye is exceedingly rare," Optometrist Henry Leonard told Optometry Today.

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  • Renee26

    Was she slow??? IJS she put them on and never wondered where they went although she didn't remove them?? They hurt when they go into other parts of the eye too...what was she on that caused her not to feel that mess?? Too many questions here

  • Keisha Hannah

    I think this is a fake storey.

  • Ni Ni

    And was the doctors slow too. How they missed this?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Wtf? She didn't know? Seriously, how easy is it to forget LENSES in your eyes?

  • Applebootay

    So she was a mental case as well? Tell the whole story....

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  • Miss Thang

    I've lost a contact lense in my eye before when I fell asleep. It went to the back of my eye but I felt it there and gently rolled my eye around so it came out. How do you not feel it stuck in there?

  • Soda

    Had they floated to the back of her eye? I can't understand her not being able to feel them. Mine hurt when there's just a tiny rip, then I feel like I'm going to die until I remove it.

  • Renee26


  • Renee26

    Yep...whenever I sleep in them it's the most irritating feeling. Our eyes are sensitive

  • Lisa daniels

    She just nasty,lazy and dumb. When. I wore contacts, I would just blink them back in place.

  • Lisa daniels


  • Please Stop The Madness

    I have had one or two I thought was lost but was stuck to my eye (outside) when I woke up. But twennie SEVEN?

  • Queen B

    Im good with my chanel frames ? yall can have them contacts

  • Lisa daniels

    Just like hoes forget they had a tampon just in them. Nasty

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  • Miami8981

    I have had one pair stuck to my eyes while putting in a new pair because I fell asleep without taking them out and forgot I already had a pair in. I just put a little Refresh Optic in my eyes to loosen them and take them out and put in a clean pair. Two can be very uncomfortable so 27 definitely sounds like fake news.

  • MistaO

    This bitch just lazy, ain't "loose" no contacts like that..

  • Miami8981

    Same too.

  • Applebootay

    Girl, why was I about to type the same comment...but...then I thought, you can forget one mayber 2 tampons...27 contacts sounds mental....

  • Lisa daniels

    I am forgetting one tampon. That is equivalent of walking with ? stains of your ass. Hell no. Only the mental do that.

  • free

    right! sometimes i had to move one down from trying to go up in my eyelid but what kinda eyes do this MF have?

  • Faithz

    Omg that is soooo Scary

  • Faithz


  • Pamela

    Okay. I'm done. Getting the hell out of this mess.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm shocked she didn't go blind....

  • HalleMerry

    WHO forgets a tampon? Ole deep vaginal walls azz.

  • Clopretty

    Good way to make your eyes watery and irritated this afternoon, smh sounds weird!!

  • starbright9449

    You look like Tiny.

  • Moon Lee


  • Lovely1

    She oughta be ashamed of herself. At one point do you just say "contacts aren't for me?" Geez.

  • ???TheRider???

    Or a dang eyelash! It feels like torture!!

  • Rayne

    Just like them chicks that get tampons stuck In them from having secks while on pieriid. Lazy asses

  • Rayne

    And that's all you have to do

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    She's disgusting

  • Lisa daniels


  • Lisa daniels

    Like I said,. Hoes

  • Dowoop

    How the hell do you forget a tampon????

  • Nophace

    I'm confused!! How do you even lose 1 contact IN YOUR EYE?!?

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    How is she not going bline???

  • Lady Elle

    I have worn contacts for years. You can feel a lost contact in your eye or if the contact is torn. It's time for her to start wearing glasses.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I've heard that a couple of times in the Rose Garden but I don't think so...

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    Im a lil confused (since i dont wear contacts nor glasses) .... Eye exam yearly? Doctor didnt see it? Exam prior to surgery? How did she get all the way to surgery?????????

  • Lisa daniels

    Typo. I ain't forgot a tampon

  • SandraRose

    The article said she rarely went to the eye doctor.

  • Hmmm~?

    Some people are born with fewer nerve endings in certain parts of their body than normal. Perhaps she had this problem in her eyes and simply couldn't feel it. She was also probably a bit senile as well.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Even if you don't go to the Dr "often" like was claimed, how do you end up in PreOp being prepped for surgery for Cataracts without being seen for an eye exam first? Who diagnosed her with Cataracts? That person would clearly have issues as well. I call BS on this.

  • PlayerP

    Holy moly

  • Miss Thang

    It migrates way up under the eyelid and to the back of you eye

  • Ridajean

    I have worn contacts also. I stopped wearing them because I would get an occasional eye infection. How did she have 27 of them stuck up in her eye and NEVER get any type of reaction? Plus, how does she get scheduled for surgery without the doctor thoroughly checking her eye? Glad she didn't lose her eye because of this.

  • Lady Elle

    I'm glad that she didn't lose her eyesight over this either. I have worn contacts since high school. I could always tell when the contact was lost in my eye, contact was torn and even when the contact was in backwards. Your eye is irritated and it hurts. If you know you hadn't taken your contacts out nightly (depending on if you have disposables or extended wear) that would mean you left them in. So, why would you pile 26 more contacts on? Maybe she does have a bad memory, and may be couldn't afford to go to the optometrist every year (because I don't) but, I know when and when I don't take my contacts out. She set herself up for all kinds of eye infections.

  • Allihave2say

    In preparation for surgery my doctor found an earring back in my ear canal. She said she'd never seen that before. Things happen. But if an optometrist was prescribing contacts annually why didn't he/she find them?

  • Allihave2say

    So who was prescribing contacts?

  • Allihave2say

    She was probably sleeping in them, forgetting the next morning and adding another. They can become dry and stick to the eye ball.

  • Lady Elle

    She probably was sleeping them. But she should have started to feel some type of discomfort with the first pair. If she was going to the optometrist yearly and they didn't catch on to the multiple pairs of contacts piled on top of each other they need to be fired and their license snatched.

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Exactly being lazy smfh

  • Allihave2say

    They really do and maybe she had an infection that led to nerve damage. When I sleep in my contacts my eyes are very dry the next day, they hurt + my vision is too clear. That's how I remember.

  • Jussjess25

    Thats sounds disgusting! I would hate to see that video

  • Lady Elle

    Even if she rarely went to the doctor or not...common sense would tell you, you can't constantly pile on pairs of contacts. There should have been some type of discomfort felt to let you know...hey, something is wrong.

  • Lady Elle

    Me too because I have accidentally fell asleep in mine too. But, I know not to put another pair on top of them.

  • Malcom Flex

    FOH! She must have been popping pain pills for years

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I read in another article that she will still need cataract surgery. The article stated they could not risk doing because of the possibility of infection. In addition to having a mass of contacts in one eye she also had a mass of contacts in the other too.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Is this a TRUE/FACTUAL story?

  • Nophace

    Never knew that!

  • Alisa

    She had to have Rodney Dangerfield eyeballs or eyes like people with hypothyroidism the black lady on the commercial that eyes look like they are about to pop out her head. Average person has a fit if they hv an eyelash in their eye. How the hell can you not feel a rolled up contact in your eye. I know that feeling and it hurts like. Always thought it was impossible for that to happen. Maybe she did it before she went to see the doc seeking attention. Hell I'm done for the day I'll wait until Sandra does a medical post on

  • ThisHarryHere

    What kind of eye exams miss all those contacts?

  • YellowSauce

    I have one or two that I "lost " lol ... I thought they like dissolved or something lolololol but damn .... lol

  • anjanette b

    A girlfriend of mines has not taken her colored contacts out her eyes for over 20 years?? true story. I wonder are they seared to her eyeball(smh).

  • Anika Kelly

    I never understood why a person would wear contact to sleep in. I wear my glasses majority of the time and only contact on special occasions. My last eye exam my doctor told me that I eyesight has gotten "better". I told her I don't wear my contact a lot anymore.

  • Wayup!

    I wear contacts..n NEVA.. Hearda this sh!t before in my life..?. #fakenews

  • Gotitbutsmh

    The lies you tell.