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Or, at least, I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to casually keep 27 contact lenses in your eye socket.

In an article in the journal, doctors said the patient had worn monthly disposable lenses for 35 years.

The ophthalmologist british took advantage of the media coverage of this unusual case to remind the importance of follow-up in people who wear contact lenses.

Surgeons found all 27 of the contact lenses were sticking to her cornea, which caused her to experience some discomfort. Specialist trainee ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria told Optometry Today that the woman was at a higher risk of infection.

Although the woman in this case did not present with an infection, she did have a lot of bacteria in her eye from the contact clumps.

Optometry Today reports that in November last year, a 67-year-old woman went to hospital for a routine cataract surgery. They determined that bluish hard mass were 17 contact lenses bound together by mucus.

The incident happened November past year, but was only revealed by the British Medical Journal, in its July 5th publication.

Dr. Morjaria said it was like nothing she had ever seen before.

The woman's surgery was postponed after the contacts were removed. Instead, she had put down her discomfort to dry eyes and ageing, Morjaria said.

Doctors were also confused as to how the contact lenses were able to stay stuck in the patient's eye.

If you thought a rogue eyelash or a shampoo explosion was bad, it has nothing on the pain caused by your lens slipping itself behind your eyeball.

Below, North gives some basic tips on how to ensure you are safely using contact lenses. On examining her eyes with a microscope, they discovered 10 more contact lenses in her eye.

"In this day and age, when it is so easy to purchase contact lenses online, people become lax about having regular check ups", she added.

The patient did not report any problems due to the presence of so many lenses in her eyes.