I was just introduced to the idea of eyeball jewelry and it seems
appalling to me. I wanted to know what any of you think.
This was written up in the Jan/Feb 07, MASSC newsletter: Eyeball
Jewelry? It was just a matter of time before someone came up with
the idea of piercing the eyeball and inserting a "decorative
object." The Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery in the
Netherlands developed the platinum implant, offically called Eye
Jewel, in shapes of hearts and half moons. Ophthalmologists insert
the jewels where they can be seen in the white of the eye. the
jewels are placed in the eye's conjunctiva, a moist, thin membrane
covering the inner eyelids and much of the eyeball's outer surface.
Many U.S. eye care professionals do not endorse eye jewelry. Reuters
news service reports there's a waiting list in the Netherlands of
people anxious to receive the implants. And that's at a cost in U.S.
dollars of up to $1.200. Just think, Valentine Day is just around
the corner, any takers out there?