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.
When Ms Farrell arrived at the clinic, she was told the brown implants were ‘out of stock’ and she agreed to have blue ones instead. She spent £8,000 on the operation but it went wrong and she was almost left permanently blind.To her huge shock, at the end of the 20 minute procedure, Ms Farrell realised she couldn’t see properly.
She says it was as though she was looking underwater but the surgeon told her not to worry and that for some patients it took up to two weeks for vision to return to normal.
However, by the time Ms Farrell returned to London her sight had deteriorated further. When she returned to London she had to have another operation (pictured) to remove the implants and save her sight
Pix of the surgery after cut
Even after she had the implants removed, it was three months before Ms Farrell’s sight returned to normal
She went to Charing Cross Hospital where she was unable even to read the biggest letter on the optician’s chart. Doctors at the hospital had never seen anything like it so were temporarily at a loss as to how to help her.
Farrell says she no longer minds what colour her eyes are – all that matters is that she can still see. However, the blackness she saw was only caused by the bandaged surgeons had placed over her eyes. When these were removed, she was able to see again but her vision was blurry.
It took two to three months for her vision to return to normal.
She said: ‘Now that my eyes are back to normal, my eyes are brown but it doesn't matter what shade of brown it is. The main thing is that I can see.’
Source: Channel 5