A 32 year-old Insta-famous model has been left with the vision of a 90-year-old after having surgery to change her eye colour.
Nadinne Bruna, lost 80 percent of her vision in her right eye and 50 percent in her left eye after opting for surgery to insert silicone implants to change their colour, according to reports.
The surgery is not approved in the US, so Nadinne flew to Bogota, Colombia in the hope of changing her hazel eyes to a light grey color. It cost around $3,000 to have silicone implants inserted into her eyes, a discounted price offered on the condition that she posted about it on social media. But Argentinian model Nadinne immediately began experiencing serious problems.
Nadinne 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 and painful for months.
In March and June 2017 she came back to Columbia for 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.
Nadinne and her twin sister Danna have forged 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.