Platinum Implant In Her Eye

Remember when we showed you how some people get colorful tattoos on the white part of their eyeballs? You can put jewelry in there, too. Lucy Luckayanko got a small platinum heart shape embedded in her right eye.  

The procedure has been done hundreds of times in Europe and in Los Angeles, but never before in New York City. Until now.

"To me this is just another way to advance the science of ophthalmology," says Dr. Emil Chynn, the medical director of Park Avenue Laser Vision. Chynn begins the process with an injection of lidocaine to numb the area.

"So now I'm going to put in a speculum, just to kind of keep your eyes open," he says. Then Dr. Chynn makes a small incision where the jewelry will eventually be placed.

"I'm going to take scissors and make a little incision and try to divide a pocket in between the sclera - the white part of your eye - and conjunctiva clear part of your eye, and it just sits there," he says.

The procedure costs about $3,000. And though it may sound scary, Dr. Chynn says he believes it's actually pretty safe.

The procedure cost $3,000. The FDA has not approved such jewelry for eye implants. Presumably, it can be removed in the future.  -via Geekologie


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