Surgeons Remove Contact Lens Lodged In Woman's Eye For 28 Years

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She had the cyst surgically removed, which is when the doctors discovered something odd, a contact lens. An MRI revealed a cyst in the eye tissue, which ruptured during the removal surgery.

According to the medical journal BMJ Case Reports, the patient went to the doctor after she discovered a pea-sized lump below her left eyebrow.

The drooping, doctors said, was due to the embedded contact lens.

Doctors determined that the patient had a cyst.

Almost three decades ago, a 14-year-old in the United Kingdom got hit in the eye during a game of badminton and lost her contact lens.

Nearly 30 years after the fact, the woman couldn't recall how the lens got there or how long it had been there.

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The woman was bewildered.

Unlike the soft contact lenses which are the most commonly used today, RGP lenses can initially be uncomfortable for the wearer and are more prone to dislodging from the eye during activities like sports. Because the injury resolved quickly with conservative care, the family assumed the contact had flown out of her eye and been lost.

Gas-permeable contact lenses are made of rigid, durable plastic that transmits oxygen, not to be confused with popular "soft" contacts or old-fashioned "hard" contacts.

Doctors during surgery found 42-year-old British women contact lens, I which she held for 28 years without even knowing it, reports the with reference to Focus.

Cases of contact lenses wayward lenses are apparently more common than thought. The case was highlighted in the August 10 online edition of BMJ Case Reports. Doctors found one clump of 17 disposable contacts in a "blue mass" in her right eye; then they found another clump of 10.

The patient did not know how the lens got into the fabric of the century, because she has long abandoned them.