Love Island’s Theo Campbell reveals he’s considering ‘risky’ eye surgery after horrifying accident

Former Love Island star Theo Campbell has revealed he’s considering having a “risky” surgery on his eye in an effort to restore the sight in his right eye.

The 28 year old athlete has spoken of his plans to have a cornea transplant after he lost full sight in his right eye in a horrific accident while partying in Ibiza in August last year, which saw a flying Champagne cork hit him in the eye.

Hunky Theo, who shared a shocking video of himself seconds after the accident last year, spoke of the plans after revealing the injury has “got him down” at times.

Theo Campbell says he’s considering a cornea transplant

He told The Sun: “I might get something called a corneal eye transplant, but it could reject it.

“It’s blurry now, but my other eye is fine. I’ve kind of adapted to it. I have sulked. I have been down, but I’m like most people I don’t cry on my Instagram.

“I accepted it won’t get better. It’s not able to magically heal up. It’s been seven months now.

Theo Campbell damaged his right eye in a horrific accident last year
Theo Campbell damaged his right eye in a horrific accident last year

“If my eye does reject it, it could be worse. I can see colours and shapes and see people are there, but the procedure could make it worse. It’s risky.”

According to the NHS, a cornea transplant is an “operation to remove all or part of a damaged cornea and replace it with healthy donor tissue”.

In terms of risks with the procedure, the NHS website adds: “As with all types of surgery, there is a risk of complications resulting from a cornea transplant.

“These can include the new cornea being rejected by the body, infection and further vision problems.”

Theo’s decision comes just a week over he announced he has split from Love Island star Kaz Crossley after months of dating.

Speaking on FUBAR radio the reality star revealed: “I don’t wanna say too much but I’m gonna say, people these days and love these days, it’s confusing.

“It’s a tricky hard world. I feel like with us, I kinda gave it my everything and it feels a bit under-appreciated.

Theo Campbell announced he and Kaz Crossley have split
Theo Campbell announced he and Kaz Crossley have split

“It’s a bit crazy at the moment,” he added. “I don’t know what to call it. What’s the right way to say it? I got slinged! I don’t know what to call it.”

He then explained he felt he had been “sold a dream” by Kaz, who partied with her Love Island friends days after her breakup was revealed.

Theo continued: “I met Kaz and I was like, she might be a bit different.

“We had the best relationship ever. It was the best! The first six months, seven months, amazing. Then it was kinda like, I dunno, something just happened…”

He then added: “From all the girlfriends I’ve ever had, you get to the six month magical marker, they get comfy and then start thinking: ‘I’ve got him now, I’ve got him hooked. That is it. I’ll do what I want now.’

“I feel like girls, they keep their real emotions bottled up for the six months, selling the dream, and then six months they’re like: ‘I’ve got him now and now I can be myself!’”