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02-11-04, 22:56

Various news organizations and gadget sites reported recently on the new procedure developed in the Netherlands for implanting jewelry into your eyeball.

We told you the BBC reported that this can be very dangerous and could cause bleeding and scarring, and now the American Academy of Ophthalmology has come out against the procedure:

"My concern would be that it might cause foreign body granuloma or scar tissue," said Academy spokesperson, Wayne Bizer, D.O., a comprehensive ophthalmologist from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. "The implant could also allow bacteria to get beneath the conjunctiva causing a serious vision-threatening infection or possibly erode the sclera, the white part of the eye." Dr. Bizer added removing the implant may prove difficult if any of these problems are present.


02-11-04, 23:37
Yea, it's kinda shocking still with what trends people come up with. Thorn posted this one long ago, but jthat picture still sends me shivers :D
It was also on the news not long ago. It's interesting. Although I haven't seen anyone walking on the street yet.
Has different countries adapted that yet or only Netherlands are doing it?

03-11-04, 08:51
Beyond the ridiculous! You bet your life there'll be plenty of people who take this up in an effort to be 'cool' :rolleyes:

03-11-04, 11:32
I will stick to contacts, wtf **** do they use, superglue! :confused:

03-11-04, 11:57
I can't believe what some people will do for...what? Beauty? Sure as hell it's not beautiful! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

03-11-04, 12:35
Ooo well I think its pretty but it looks irritating...