Well, after the doctor took a further look, he noticed a blueish hue in her eye.
She said the patient was "quite shocked" and thought the irritation was "just part of old age and dry eye". Looking further, surgeons have found 10 additional lenses hidden in the eye.
When they were performing the surgery and saw the lenses, they preferred to remove them all and stop there, postponing the cataract procedure because of a great risk of infection.
Morjaria believes that the main takeaway of this case, where a patient has as many as 27 contact lenses stuck in one eye alone, is that it's important for people not to be lax about optometrist appointments. 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.
"She was quite shocked, Morjaria said".
Going by the information published in the journals, doctors said the patient had worn monthly disposable lenses for 35 years.
However, the senior citizen brushed it off as she thought it was due to her dry eyes, and her old age.
Initially, the eye specialists found a mass of 17 lenses stuck together by mucus.
The paper says the patient had "deep set eyes" which might explain how the "unusually large" number of contacts could have been stuck.
Contact lenses are a welcome resort when you don't wish to wear spectacles.
Morjaria said she decided to make the case public to raise awareness of the importance of regular check-ups with optometrists.
Morjaria advised for the public to undergo regular checkups, and to take more precaution when using contact lenses. This is a lesson that we should immediately contact our ophthalmologist in case we feel any discomfort in our eyes.