The ability to change your eye colour with cosmetic eye surgery is relatively new, but quickly growing in popularity. There are a couple of different types of procedure available, both of which have a high risk of complications that can result in everything from disappointing cosmetic results and discomfort, to serious long-term damage to the eye, including the potential for blindness.
Keratopigmentation involves cutting a small hole in the surface of the eye and injecting mineral pigments on top of the iris, changing the apparent colour of the eye. This procedure is sometimes referred to as ‘corneal tattooing’ and is generally thought safer than the alternative option of cosmetic iris implants (which are banned in the UK).
However, corneal tattooing has been found to cause unwanted side-effects in more than 1 in 10 people who receive the treatment. Common complications of this type of cosmetic eye surgery include light sensitivity and reduced field of vision, while surgical errors can result in more severe issues, including partial or full blindness.
If you have been harmed as a result of negligent cosmetic eye surgery, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This can help pay for corrective treatment, cover other costs you have incurred, such as lost income for taking time off work, and go some way towards making amends for your pain and suffering.
Cosmetic surgery negligence claims can be complicated, with clinics vigorously disputing their liability for any negative side-effects of a procedure they carried out. It is therefore critical to have the support of a legal team with specific experience with cosmetic improvement claims.
IBB Claims clinical negligence team have experience working across a wide range of cosmetic surgery negligence claims. This gives us the expertise you need to ensure all of the relevant facts are established and properly supported with the right evidence, so you have the best chance of a successful claim.
Your health and emotional wellbeing are our top priorities. We will provide sensitive, compassionate support throughout the whole claims process, combined with the clear, pragmatic advice necessary to help you secure the best available result.
Our clinical negligence lawyers offer a free initial consultation for all cosmetic surgery compensation claims. This gives you the chance to explain your situation, then allows us to provide an honest assessment of the strength of your claim.
We offer no-win no-fee corneal tattooing compensation claims, so there is generally no upfront cost or financial risk to starting a cosmetic surgery negligence claim with IBB.
To start a cosmetic eye surgery compensation claim, call us today on 0333 123 9099. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.