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ELEN
08-04-04, 17:07
Body piercing? Tattoos? Not anymore!!

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2004/WORLD/europe/04/08/eye.jewelry.reut/story.jeweleye.jpg

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 3.5 mm (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 anesthetic at a cost of 500 to 1,000 euros ($600 to $1,200).

"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.

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.

cnn.com

Draco
08-04-04, 21:14
Hmm...adds to list

Do you have any tatooes?
Do you have any piercings?
Do you have any eye jewelry?

Gabriel
08-04-04, 22:41
Stupidity at its best, tut tut, imagine losing your sight to look trendy, ...*well cool*

rocker2004
09-04-04, 12:26
e..u that is hideous! eyeball jewlerry what will they come wid next tonsil jewlery? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

Titanium
09-04-04, 20:47
Whats the point of eyeball jewelry, its hardly noticeable http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-3.gif

the croft woman!
09-04-04, 20:53
lot of jewllery isnt noticeable unless you get to REALLY know the person, if you know what i mean ;) Some people are just sick http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

Titanium
09-04-04, 20:57
Originally posted by the croft woman!:
lot of jewllery isnt noticeable unless you get to REALLY know the person, if you know what i mean ;) Some people are just sick http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif TCW :rolleyes:

I dont find it sick but i do find it quite stupid!

the croft woman!
09-04-04, 21:16
I find a few places where some people get piercings very sick... And this eyeball one doesnt top them all... It makes me literally gag when my mate tells me where she has just got a piercing http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

Titanium
09-04-04, 21:19
Originally posted by the croft woman!:
I find a few places where some people get piercings very sick... And this eyeball one doesnt top them all... It makes me literally gag when my mate tells me where she has just got a piercing http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif I know, people will pierce anything these days... even the most stupidest places http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

the croft woman!
09-04-04, 21:35
Well, in the end its their choice, and if it gets infected and disgusitng they'll have no-one to blame but themselves..
Im off to bed for an early night, Bye!