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TopCat.TopBeing
08-04-04, 14:28
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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Body piercing and tattoos make way. The latest fashion trend to hit the Netherlands is eyeball jewelry.

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Dutch eye surgeons have implanted tiny pieces of jewelry called “JewelEye” in the mucous membrane of the eyes of six women and one man in cosmetic surgery pioneered by an ophthalmic surgery research and development institute in Rotterdam.

The procedure involves inserting a 0.13 inch wide piece of specially developed jewelry -- the range includes a glittering half-moon or heart -- into the eye’s mucous membrane under local anaesthetic at a cost of $610 to $1,232.

“In my view it is a little more subtle than (body) piercing. It is a bit of a fun thing and a very personal thing for people,” said Gerrit Melles, director of the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery.

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The piece of jewelry is inserted in the conjunctiva -- the mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the eyelids and front of the eyeball -- in sterile conditions using an operating microscope in a procedure taking about 15 minutes.

“Without doing any harm to the eye we can implant a jewel in the conjunctiva,” Melles said. “So far we have not seen any side effects or complications and we don’t expect any in the future.”

The Rotterdam-based institute, which develops new ocular surgical techniques in corneal, cataract and retinal surgery, developed and patented the jewelry made with special materials and the surgical procedure.

The institute, which carries out the procedure in cooperation with an eye clinic near the city of Utrecht, said it has a waiting list for people who wanted the implant.

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spence
08-04-04, 14:35
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif No thanks http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

max_payne_99
08-04-04, 16:49
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ELEN
08-04-04, 17:11
I was so impressed by this that I posted the same thread :D

TR-Player
08-04-04, 17:15
Eww... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

TopCat.TopBeing
08-04-04, 17:37
Originally posted by ELEN:
I was so impressed by this that I posted the same thread :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

larasfrend
08-04-04, 17:47
The procedure to insert a tiny platinum jewel stud into the eyeball has been performed in The Netherlands.

The technique is harmless and carries no side effects, say its Dutch pioneers.

But UK eye specialists disagree and say it could be dangerous and may cause scarring and bleeding.

Specially developed jewellery is inserted into the eye's mucous membrane under a local anaesthetic eye drop, at a cost of about £330.

etc... BBC NEWS (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3610379.stm)
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Fugitive Lara
08-04-04, 17:57
WOW! That looks so cool! I think im gonna get the half moon jewel in my right eye http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

ELEN
08-04-04, 18:03
I could accept any body piercing ot tattoo. Those kind of stuff are not dangerous. But this one... no, thanks.

[ 08. April 2004, 19:04: Message edited by: ELEN ]

Fugitive Lara
08-04-04, 18:06
I think it looks beautiful! I've always wanted a piece of metal stuck in my eye ball http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif

Cato
08-04-04, 18:33
I'll pass... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Nicky
08-04-04, 18:41
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I wonder if those guys have tried it on themselves... :rolleyes:

[ 08. April 2004, 19:42: Message edited by: Nicky ]

TR-Player
08-04-04, 19:00
Originally posted by ELEN:
I could accept any body piercing ot tattoo. Those kind of stuff are not dangerous. But this one... no, thanks.Actually body piercing and tatoo are dangerous too...

the croft woman!
08-04-04, 20:28
eww, when me and my BF heard that on the radio earlier we were both cringing! I'd be creeped out if I saw anyone with something like that in their eye!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

ELEN
08-04-04, 21:22
Originally posted by TR-Player:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by ELEN:
I could accept any body piercing ot tattoo. Those kind of stuff are not dangerous. But this one... no, thanks.Actually body piercing and tatoo are dangerous too...</font>[/QUOTE]When you know the store is clean and the person who does that is not ignorant, then you don't have anything to afraid. Unfortunately there are some people that don't know or know and don't have the appropriate specifications :(

Fugitive Lara
08-04-04, 21:31
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif i couldn't deal with putting contact lenses on my eye never mind having it pierced http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

andromeda_eats
09-04-04, 06:11
My freaking eyes!! These goggles do nothing....