Newport Beach doctor removes 23 contact lenses from woman’s eye


If you forget to delete your contacts before bed, you might want to think twice after watching this.

A viral video on newport beach shows an ophthalmologist removing 23 contact lenses from an elderly woman’s eye.

Dr Katerina Kurteeva shared the video on social media of the patient who came in to say that she felt pain building up in her eyes and her vision was getting blurry.

The patient, who is in her 70s, had begun to forget whether she had removed her daily wear contact lenses.

Dr. Kurteeva ruled out debris or a scratch on the patient’s cornea. She used another medical device – known as an eyelid speculum – to examine the eye in more detail. This device allows the doctor to keep the patient’s eyelids open at the same time.

It was then that she spotted the edges of a dark purple drop of contact lenses in the deep pockets of the patient’s eyelid.

“They were hanging out in a chain, falling down her eyelid. There were a lot of contact lenses. I thought this might be my Guinness Book of World Records moment,” Dr. Kurteeva told Insider.

“So the next thing I know, I’m pulling that drop and it’s like a deck of cards. Basically, these contact lenses, they’re very thin and very smooth. So over time they have just created this kind of like a pancake of contacts, and they’re all frozen in. But once I started approaching them with a Q-Tip, it was kind of like making a deck of cards. one after another,” she added.

After all contacts were removed, the patient felt relief right after and was sent home with eye drops, Dr Kurteeva said.

The doctor says the patient is lucky not to have lost her sight. She was advised to stop wearing contact lenses and give her eyes a much needed break.


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