32-year-old Instagram model, Nadinne Bruna, who wanted to light grey eyes instead of hazel, will now have to live with a permanent eye problem as the surgery to change her eye colour went wrong.
The Instagram model who flew to Colombia from Miami for the eye surgery which is not approved in the United States and reportedly costs $3,000, ended up losing 80 per cent of her vision in her right eye and 50 per cent in her left eye.
The Argentinian model began experiencing serious problems after the surgery, in which silicone implants were inserted into her eyes at a discounted price offered on the condition that she posted about it on social media.
Nadinne who returned to Colombia in March and June 2017 for two further procedures to repair the damage but was forced to seek medical attention at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, underwent emergency sight-saving surgery by Ophthalmologists led by Dr Ranya Habash to remove the dangerous implants.
“Before this surgery my eyes were completely healthy. I was so naïve. Ever since this surgery I have had blurry vision. For about a year my eyes were constantly red and itchy. My pupils, they can’t adjust to light anymore so I’m very photosensitive now too.
“This surgery completely f***ed up my life” Nadinne lamented.
“My vision damage is permanent, and I still have to have a cornea transplant and I have cataracts too.”
Nadinne said the surgery affected her career as she was unable to participate in photo shoots for her Instagram page, because of the appearance of her eyes.
She said: “My sister became like my mom. She had to do everything for me.
“After this surgery I went into a deep depression. I’m a very strong person, usually very brave and very smart, but with this I was completely stupid. I trusted the wrong person. Now I have the vision of a 90-year-old lady right but I’m hoping I can just keep my glaucoma under control.”
The Instagram model further disclosed that in spite of her eye problems, lots of people are still asking her where they can get the surgery done.
“It’s crazy, because even though I’ve been open about this surgery on Instagram, people are still are asking me where they can do it.
“But I don’t think surgeries are bad. I just didn’t know the risks and I made a mistake by not doing my research. Next month I’m going to have a surgery to reduce my boobs because I’ve lost a lot of weight this year and it’s something I have to do” she said.
Nadinne and her twin sister Danna have made a career on Instagram, where they share images of the cosmetic procedures they have undergone. The twins regularly have their surgeries compensated and are often paid to feature medical practices on their accounts which have more than one million combined followers.