Talk about a real eye opener. A New Jersey woman says she can't close her eyes after a cosmetic surgery procedure. And now she's suing her plastic surgeon.
Marilyn Leisz went on CBS New York news to show how her eyelids can't touch, even when she sleeps. She says, "That's how it is when I sleep. That's how it is 24-7, 365 days a year."
Leisz says she went to the doc to correct "bumps" on her eyelids from two other eye procedures. In her lawsuit she states the doc should have told her she wasn't a good candidate for the procedure because she had had too many other procedures done in the first place.
She explained to CBS 2 what it's like not being able to close her eyes:
"Leisz said she has to use gel at night and a vaporizer so she doesn't scratch her eyes. She also says she's losing her vision and lives in fear of injuring her eyes.
'All the favorite things I used to, like tennis, racquetball, swimming, horseback riding, bike riding, skeet shooting, gardening, I can't do those things,' Leisz said."
Her doctor is arguing that she knew the risks and that she "she never complained after the 2005 eyelid surgery." 2005?! Yikes. That's a whole lot of blinking to miss out on.
Good news is she may be able to fix her eye lids but it will take another procedure.
So who is to blame? The patient or doc?
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