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Back on July 19, 2017, a news article came out from CNN about an ophthalmologist, from the United Kingdom who removed 27 contact lenses fused together by mucus from a 67-year-old woman’s right eye. The woman was getting ready to undergo cataract surgery when the doctor found a “blue mass” underneath the top eyelid. Dr. Thomas L. Steinemann, a clinical spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, said he has seen patients have one lens stuck, but never 27! The woman thought it was just dry eye and old age that was causing her discomfort.

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Vittorio Mena
Co-Clinical Director of Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes Program and Sports Vision Director at Optical Academy. I get to service athletes and coaches yearly!

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