Contact lens stuck in woman's eye for 28 years

  • 19/08/2018
BMJ Case Reports contact lens
The contact lens, after it was extracted. Photo credit: BMJ Case Reports

A woman has had a contact lens removed from her eyelid 28 years after it was thought to have fallen out during a game of badminton.

The discovery was made by doctors in Scotland after the patient, now in her early 40s, complained of swelling over her eye.

The lens was found lodged in a cyst which had mysteriously flared up, doctors said in a case study published in the BMJ Case Reports journal.

The contact lens was intact, but damaged during the extraction process.

It's the longest-ever anyone's gone with a contact lens stuck in their eye, doctors said.