One British woman’s worse nightmare came true after recently discovering a contact lens in a cyst in her eye after 28 years.

The 42-year old went to the doctor to see about the pea-sized lump below her left eyebrow, and when they tried to remove the cyst, they discovered a rigid contact lens that migrated into the eyelid.

Her hospital case report reads, “The patient never wore RGP lenses following this incident. We can infer that the RGP lens migrated into the patient’s left upper eyelid at the time of trauma and had been in situ for the last 28 years.”

According to reports, the woman couldn’t recall how a lens would get stuck in her eye, or when she lost it. Then her mom reminded her that she lost a lens during a badminton game when the patient was just 14.

The scariest part about the whole ordeal is that the woman thought she was fine all these years because she didn’t have any symptoms, until the cyst formed. But luckily, her vision went back to normal after the cyst and the lens were removed.

The woman’s daunting story may sound bizarre, but it’s actually pretty common, surprisingly.  Just last year, doctors found an astounding 27 contact lenses balled up inside a patient’s eye during a routine cataract surgery.

Via: Global Grind