| GEO World|
| Woman almost blinded in misguided blue eye operation|
| Updated at: 1902 PST, Tuesday, September 01, 2009|
LONDON: An African woman was almost blinded following her desperate operation to obtain blue eyes.
Shenise Farrell, an African woman obsessed with her appearance was forced to have a restorative sight surgery after enduring a horrendous cosmetic operation to obtain European coloured eyes.
Despite being warned by opticians in the UK not to go ahead with the dangerous vanity procedure, Farrell who read about the £5,000 operation in Central America on the internet - ignored all professional advice on the matter.
She was so determined to have the operation that would mask her dark brown eyes by surgical insertion of fake implants that she used her savings and lied to her family.
Speaking to tabloid media, Farrell, said; ĎIíve already had breast implants abroad in Bulgaria and had been very happy with that, so it didnít faze me that I would have to go to Panama.
After spending almost £2,000 on eye tests alongside air flight and accommodation costs, she travelled to Panama for the operation at a clinic run by Dr Delary Kahn.
Less than a fortnight later, surgeons at the Western Eye Hospital in Paddington were forced to remove the implants in order to save her sight after she experienced severely blurred vision effectively rendering her blind.
Despite the success of the operation she is now likely to develop cataracts in later life and is at increased risk of glaucoma.