Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle
‘I had surgery in Panama to change my eye colour – but ended up blind’: £8,000 unregulated op went horribly wrong for student (and had to be corrected on NHS)
A student from London was left temporarily blind after surgery to change the colour of her eyes.
Shenise Farrell travelled to Panama, in Central America, for the unregulated procedure to change her eye colour from dark brown to light brown.
She spent £8,000 on the operation but it went wrong and she was almost left permanently blind.
Ms Farrell decided in 2009 that she wanted to change the colour of her eyes and so she began researching surgical options.
Despite her family’s horror, she travelled to Panama to have a procedure which involved implanting coloured discs – like a contact lenses – into her eyes.
Ms Farrell told Channel 5’s Botched Up Bodies: ‘I was so determined to get the surgery nothing rang alarm bells for me – nothing obvious.’
When Ms Farrell arrived at the clinic in Panama, she was told that she could not have the light brown implants as they were out of stock.
As a result, the surgeon informed her that she would be given blue implants instead.
Despite this not being her original intention, she decided to go ahead with the operation.READ MORE