Woman's Contact Lens Found In Her Eye After 28 Years, Internet Horrified

Woman's Contact Lens Found In Her Eye After 28 Years, Internet Horrified

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. Instead, at age 42, she visited an ophthalmologist for what she thought was an unrelated problem: Her left eyelid had been swollen and drooping for about six months, and doctors could feel a small lump under the skin, according to a report of her case, published August 10 in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

Imagine going to the eye doctor because your upper eyelid is swollen and painful.

Inside that cyst was a fragile, hardened RGP (rigid gas permeable) lens.

Starting as a pea-sized lump just below her left eyebrow, the cyst grew over a six-month period until it was visible on an MRI.

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Two brain scans (one from the top of the woman's head, and one from the side) showing the small cyst in her eyelid.

"It was later revealed that the patient experienced childhood trauma while wearing RGP contact lenses 28 years previously", the authors wrote.

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I repeat: A WHOLE CONTACT LENS.

Since the woman had no symptoms, she figured the lens had simply fallen out and gone missing.

Though losing one's contact inside an eyelid is a common occurrence for most contact wearers, fewer than a handful of cases have been reported of the body encapsulating a lens as a foreign object.

However, doctors found 27 soft contact lens in the eye of another British woman past year.

It has now been removed by surgeons, who reported the case in the BMJ. The last time she used such a contact?

At first, the woman couldn't recall how the contact lens got stuck in her peepers.

If you wear contacts, just.check you eyes every now and then.

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