A woman has 30 contact lenses stuck in her eye

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A woman had almost 30 contact lenses stuck in her eye, and only noticed them during a check-up prior to undergoing a cataract operation.

An specialist trainee ophthalmologist named Rupal Morjaria had to scoop out a "bluish mass" of monthly plastic lenses that had built up over time from a patient's socket.

And the mass was only discovered when the female went for a check-up prior to having a cataract operation.

And the finding marked the first time the medical experts at Solihull hospital have ever seen a case of this type.

Speaking to Optometry Today, Morjaria said: "None of us have ever seen this before.

"It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. We were really surprised that the patient didn't notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there."

The patient noticed a huge difference after having the lenses removed.

Morjaria explained: "She was quite shocked. When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable. She thought her previous discomfort was just part of old age and dry eye."