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Shocking! Indian-origin doctor removes 27 contact lenses from 67-year-old woman's eye in UK

Click to know the step-by-step guide to take off your lens carefully.

Written by Shaloo Tiwari |Updated : July 17, 2017 3:44 PM IST

Contact lenses have made life easier but this news will surely shock you. Recently, 27 contact lenses were removed from the eye of a 67-year-old woman. She was due to have a cataract surgery. According to media reports by The Indian Express, Rupal Morarjee, a trainee ophthalmologist at Solihull Hospital near Birmingham, first found 17 lenses and they noticed ten other lenses in the woman's eye. Rupal told 'Optometry Today", "None of us had ever seen this before. It was such a large mass. All the contact lenses were stuck together. We are really surprised that the patient didn't notice it because it would have caused quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there," The lenses looked like a "bluish mass" in the patient's eye. The patient was experiencing discomfort, and she thought it was probably because of her old age or probably dry eyes.

Since the risk of developing endophthalmitis and inflammation of the interior of her eyes had increased, her cataract surgery was postponed.

If you are using contact lenses, you ought to be extra careful regarding the taking them off before you sleep. Here are the steps you should follow to take off your contact lens:

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1. Wash your hands properly

2. Add saline to each eye so that it hydrates your eyes and makes it easier to remove the lenses.

3. Start removing with the same eye each time so that you don't mix both the lenses.

4. Hold your eyelids open and use your index finger and thumb to remove the lenses.

5. Clean your lens and store it well.

(Read: 7 things to keep in mind while choosing contact lens )

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