A California eye doctor is urging people to be more vigilant when wearing contact lenses after removing 23 contact lenses from a patient’s eye.
In a video posted on Instagram, ophthalmologist Katerina Kurteeva, MD, is shown removing contact lenses from a woman’s eye.
“Don’t sleep in your contact lenses!” she warned.
“They were essentially glued together after sitting under the eyelid for a month,” Kurteeva said in the post.
The patient is doing fine and wants to continue wearing contact lenses, the doctor told the Los Angeles ABC News affiliate, noting that the patient didn’t know how she could have forgotten to take her lenses out.