Introducing JewelEye; no, it’s not the villain in the new James Bond film, it’s a surgery developed in the Netherlands that places an extraocular cosmetic implant inside the transparent outer membrane of the eye – in normal words: eyeball jewelry.
For a paltry $4,000 you can have ophthalmic surgeon Gerrit Melles of the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery superglue a heart or a clover onto your eyeball. Okay, the procedure is a little more complicated than that— after a few anesthetic drops, a small incision is made into the outer membrane, and in goes the jewel. The implant is a platinum alloy and is available in several shapes; a music note, a star, Oprah’s face, etc. And unlike that large tattoo of your ex-girlfriend’s name, this body modification is safely removable.