Canadian woman could go blind after getting her eyeball tattooed

Catt Gallinger who had a botched ink injection in her eyeball shows the amount of swelling in her eye at home in Ottawa

It all began when the 24-year-old former animal nutritionist and current model, Catt Gallinger, decided to make a pioneering tattoo in her eye. "I don't want this to happen to anyone else".

She is now awaiting the results after seeing a cornea specialist on Friday. "Do not let anyone tattoo your eyes if they can not show you that they have a portfolio and a thorough understanding of the procedure and everything involved", Foxx said. The tattoo was a "massive mistake" and she is facing a long recovery from the procedure.

Catt, a model, said that she thought the tattoo would make her "feel more at home" in her body, but she now believes her career is over.

Gallinger has written several Facebook posts about her experience and while some have thanked her for raising awareness about the risks, plenty of others have lashed out at her. "Some have told me they hope I never reproduce", she said.

While at first the backlash hurt, Gallinger has now chose to rise above it.

She is strongly advising people against considering the treatment, which was advocated by Californian bio-hackers in 2015, who claimed that scelra tattoos gave them night vision. "I think it's super important that this becomes illegal", Cobra said.

A 24-year-old model from Ottawa, Canada, had a scleral tattoo that went terribly wrong.

"This is a very big toll on the mental health", she told The Canadian Press. She told CTV that the ink will either go away completely or "stay a blurry mess".

Catt Gallinger said she took the plunge without doing adequate research on the procedure. “This is a very big toll on the mental health,” she said

Foxx who also reiterated Gallinger's warning and said the profile of the artist who does the tattoo should be studied and caution should be exercised.

"I'm this close to suicidal, I'm this close", she said, explaining that she may or may not now require surgery.

According to Metro, Gallinger insists she is not sharing her story to "cause trouble" but rather to warn others who may be contemplating their own eyeball tattoo.

"It's completely unpredictable what you will end up looking like when you let someone with no medical training inject something into your eye", Dr. Ziai said.

In Australia, eyeball tattooing is considered a high risk procedure and experts recommend that it only be performed by a doctor when medically indicated. There are no procedures to remove it.

Catt initially went to hospital complaining of a purple discharge coming from her eye.

After the procedure, she was taken to the hospital where she was on antibiotic eye drops for a week but that did not help her and instead caused her eye to swell.

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