It is reported that the filler was injected into her face by a nurse at a beauty clinic without a doctor present.
Prince of Wales Hospital ophthalmologist, Dr John Downie treated the patient and said it was “alarming” that a patient could go blind from what is marketed as a simple cosmetic procedure.
“The problem I get is that people perceive a cosmetic procedure to have limited or no risk and only upside, and that’s not the case,” Dr Downie told ABC.
Dr Downie explained that blindness can occur when an artery is blocked by the dermal filler if it is injected into one of the blood vessels in the skin around or under the eye.
The filler goes back along that artery to one of the larger arteries around the eye where it can block off the blood vessels going to the eye, or inside the eye.
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