Unexpected cause for eyelid swelling and ptosis: rigid gas permeable contact lens migration following a 28-year-old trauma

Sirjhun Patel (Lead / Corresponding author), Lai-Ling Tan, Helen Murgatroyd

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    Abstract

    A patient presented with left upper eyelid swelling and ptosis. The MRI reported a cyst with proteinaceous content. On surgical excision of the cyst, a rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens was found. The RGP lens was encapsulated within the upper eyelid soft tissue. It was later revealed that the patient experienced childhood trauma while wearing RGP contact lenses 28 years previously. The patient assumed that the RGP lens fell out and was lost; however, it can be inferred that the lens migrated into the eyelid and resided there asymptomatically for 28 years.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number225767
    Number of pages2
    JournalBMJ Case Reports
    Volume2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2018

    Keywords

    • Ophthalmology
    • accidents
    • injuries

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