Lost Contact Lens Found in UK Woman’s Eye After 28 Years

Lost Contact Lens Found in UK Woman’s Eye After 28 Years

The case of was also reported n BMJ Case Reports.

The woman did tell the doctors that her left eyelid had been droopy for a long time but that it hadn't been a cause for concern, according to the report.

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) - Doctors recently removed a contact lens that was embedded in a woman's eyelid for almost three decades after she was hit in the eye while playing badminton. After 28 years, the doctors have found the lens - it was embedded in a cyst in the inner wall of her left eyelid! "On removal, the cyst ruptured and a hard contact lens was extracted". Relatives noticed a small swelling around the eyes, but it quickly passed, so they are not paying attention.

Last year, doctors found 27 soft contact lenses in the eye of another British woman. Experts believe this is extremely rare as our eyes are created to prevent such foreign objects from being unknowingly trapped.

Calling all contact lens users: Do not panic.

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.

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The patient, who had been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years, had not been attending regular eye test appointments.

The story gets even weirder from here. They went on to perform an MRI scan of the eye. About 28 years ago. A woman in the United Kingdom thought hers fell out until doctors found it embedded in her eye decades later.

Reportedly, when the woman was 14, she had an accident while playing badminton and was hit by a shuttlecock right on her eye.

She continued not to show symptoms for 28 years.

"At the time she did have eyelid swelling which eventually resolved with conservative management from the GP", the report notes.

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