As a contact wearer I cannot IMAGINE THIS HAPPENING!
Right before a routine cataract operation, a team of physicians at Solihull Hospital removed 27 contact lenses from the eye of a 67-year-old woman in the United Kingdom!
The lenses had all been wedged in a single eye, and were “bound together by mucus” in bundles of 10 and 17, according to a report in the British Medical Journal.
The woman had “no previous ocular complaints” after using contact lenses for 35 years, and is described in the article as having “deep set eyes, which might have contributed to the unusually large number of retained foreign bodies.”
Here's what they looked like after the fact:
The woman had no signs of infection and very limited pain that she associated with old age.