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January 1963

An Embedded ("Lost") Contact Lens

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From the Wills Eye Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;69(1):23-24. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960040029006

Report of Case  A 31-year-old brewery platform worker was first seen in the eye clinic * at the Wills Eye Hospital on Feb. 19, 1962. The chief complaints at that time were that the lids of the right eye had been "sticking together," especially in the mornings, and that a purulent discharge had been noted from the right eye for the previous 10 months. The right eye had been red and tender intermittently in the same period of time. The vision had always been normal O.D., except for the times when a mucopurulent material was present.On April 20, 1961, ten months prior to the clinic visit, the patient was fitted for contact lenses by a Philadelphia optometrist. The patient was instructed in the "one-finger control" method of removing contact lenses.About one week later the patient lost the contact lens for the right eye. It was after losing the lens

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