A model has been left with the sight of a 90 year old, after undergoing a banned operation to change the colour of her eyes. Nadinne Bruna lost 80 per cent of her vision in her right eye and 50 per cent in her left eye after opting for surgery to insert silicone implants.
The procedure is not approved in America, so Nadinne, 32, flew to Bogota, Colombia in the hope of changing her hazel eyes to a light grey color.
The Argentinian model, who lives in Miami, Florida, underwent the procedure along with laser eye surgery in September 2016 but immediately began experiencing serious problems.
Nadinne, an Instagram model, claims her vision was constantly blurry as a result of the pressure placed on her optic nerve by the implant and her eyes were red, painful for months.
She returned to Colombia in March and June 2017 for two further procedures to attempt to repair the damage but was forced to seek medical attention at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.
Ophthalmologist Dr Ranya Habash led a team of medics to remove the dangerous implants in September and Nadinne underwent emergency sight-saving surgery to treat glaucoma in November.
As a result, the model has lost 80 per cent of vision in her right eye and 50 per cent in her left eye, and will have to deal with the consequences of the surgery for the rest of her life.
Dr Ranya Habash, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, said procedures like the one Nadinne opted for cause “irreparable” damage to the eyes.