A 42-year-old women who was hit in the face by a shuttlecock during a game of badminton as a teen 28 years ago has had found a contact-lens lodged inside her left eye at the time.
Doctors assumed the contact lens had been dislodged and was forever but in aturn of events, they have now found the contact lens.
Ophthalmologists say it migrated to her eyelid, where it has been since she was 14; she thought the lens had simply fallen out of her eye.
Unbeknown to the woman, who from Dundee, Scotland, the lens nestled its way into her eyelid after the incident.
The lens came to light after the woman complained to her GP of swelling on her left upper eyelid, which had been drooping for around half a year
Ophthalmologists conducted a series of tests on a tender lump on her eyelid, which they assumed was just a run-of-the-mill cyst.
But surgeons at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School were discovered the lump actually contained an intact contact lens.
The team were intrigued by their discovery and published it in it a medical journal.
Writing in BMJ Case Reports, they said there have been four other reported cases of contact-lens migration because of trauma to the eye.
“This case report
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