The doctor was amazed when they removed 23 contact lenses from the patient’s eye

Image Credit: /@california_eye_associates

I had no clue that could happen, but it's definitely not something you witness often.

Alright, if you happen to overlook all the clever eye-related jokes you can make, this tale is truly not suitable for those who are easily scared.

Dr. Katerina Kurteeva shared a strange incident she experienced when she had to take out more than 20 contact lenses from a patient's eye.

The patient claimed to have experienced a sensation in their eye… I'm sure they did.

The ophthalmologist started to identify the cause of the pain in order to provide assistance.

Be cautious! The video can make you feel extremely uncomfortable, so watch it at your own risk.

She soon realized that there were a total of 23 separate contact lenses that needed to be taken out, and the sight is just as horrifying as you can imagine.

Dr. Kurteeva shared a video on her Instagram account @california_eye_associates, demonstrating why it's strongly advised not to with contact lenses.

The video had a caption that said “Avoid sleeping with your contact lenses” and explained how the patient repeatedly forgot to take them off before going to bed and kept inserting new ones. Ouch..

She later detailed the discovery and how it came to be.

The patient went to bed with her contact lenses in on numerous occasions, causing a skin-crawling build up. (Instagram/@california_eye_associates)

Dr. Kurteeva told Insider how she found the issue and how the missing lenses continued to fall out of the patient's eye.

Throughout my almost two decades of experience, I had never witnessed anything quite like it, she exclaimed.

The patient was in disbelief and questioned the accuracy of my count. She was lucky as she could have suffered vision loss, a scratched cornea, or an infection.

I don't know how she missed removing all those lenses, maybe it's because she's been using contact lenses for 30 years.

The doctor had never seen anything like it in her 20 years of practice. (Getty Image)

Dr. Kurteeva clarified that despite having 23 contact lenses lodged behind her eyes, the patient's prolonged use of lenses had numbed her eyes, resulting in reduced sensation compared to what one might expect.

Removing 23 lenses from the eye of a person who slept with them should serve as a warning not to do it. Napping with lenses can harm your eyes, so be careful.

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