JewelEye

File under “Your body is your temple” :

Maybe it’s not news to anyone but me (this apparently hit in April), but it’s now possible to have tiny platinum hearts, stars, moons, circles and other Lucky Charms embedded directly in your eyeball, in case it turns out that that tongue piercing isn’t turning out to be the babe magnet you thought it would be. 15 minutes and 500 euros later, you’re the belle of the Face Sculpture Ball.

In 2002 the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery developed an implant that can be implanted within the superficial, interpalpebral conjunctiva. The implant does not interfere with the ocular functions, ie the visual performance and motility. The implant is made of a specially designed material that can be molded in all kinds of desired shapes and sizes.

Fine print: Only visible when you’re looking to the side. So you could, in theory, get all the way through a job interview without the CEO noticing… if you remember to maintain direct eye contact.

Music: The Fiery Furnaces :: Chief Inspector Blancheflower

2 Replies to “JewelEye”

  1. I was watching Dubai’s Arabic News recently and they had a feature article on dentists heat-placing these strange enamel stickers of hearts etc onto people’s teeth.

    It seemed to be all the rage with Koreans in Dubai.

    Looked REALLY hideous if you ask me – but obviously nobody did.

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