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April 7, 2004 12:19 PM   Subscribe

Eyeball Jewelry This just caught my eye (Sorry!). It's jewelry that is implanted INTO your EYE! I think this is pretty cool and another milestone in body modding. Discuss how long until Georgia legislators ban this.
posted by Fantt (21 comments total)

 
like goatse.cx wasn't mod enough.
posted by quonsar at 12:23 PM on April 7, 2004


For a second there, I thought, "Hey, that looks kind of cool." Then I slapped myself and remembered, "It's metal in someone's EYE!"

On a more serious note, I know this is being done in surgical conditions, blah, blah, blah...but really, how safe can this be? I imagine one side effect would have to be constant tearing from the eye trying to flush the little thing out.

I think I'll stick with tattoos for my everlasting body art needs.
posted by BurnedEve at 12:27 PM on April 7, 2004


Um yeah, cool. Or maybe just another really stupid fad that'll die out soon.

Now Wild Eyes, (apologies for the flash) those are cool. And alot less of a pain to mod yourself with.
posted by fenriq at 12:32 PM on April 7, 2004


Heard this on the radio and cringed. Doesn't look quite as bad as I was imagining. Putting it in, probably is not that dangerous, people get stuff in their eyes all the time. But won't that leave a hole when they take it out?
posted by MetalDog at 12:34 PM on April 7, 2004


There goes that old schoolyard pledge: "Cross My Heart and Hope To Die, Stick A Needle In My Eye."

Really, it's fun to see how stupid people will get in the name of "cool."
posted by jonmc at 12:35 PM on April 7, 2004


...the range includes a glittering half-moon or heart...

I wonder if the rest of the range includes stars, diamonds, clovers and horseshoes.
posted by me3dia at 12:40 PM on April 7, 2004


As someone who has had needles and jewelry in many parts of my body that make most people wince, this still makes the curmudgeon in me say "Damn crazy kids."
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 12:49 PM on April 7, 2004


I want to see a bright LED option. That way people will always know where I am at night. I can just see a bunch of kids dancing the night away in dark clubs with only the earie red glow of hudreds of eye implants for light. I figure you ought to be able to have 2 of these in each eye, that's four LED lights per kid. Changing batteries might pose a problem, though.
posted by Fantt at 12:58 PM on April 7, 2004


I want spiral, hypno eyes.
posted by Tacodog at 1:15 PM on April 7, 2004


By the way, ain't nothing cooler than Dada Supreme 2004's.

Or they would be cool if the spinning dealie actually did something like suck heat out of the shoe.
posted by fenriq at 1:22 PM on April 7, 2004


That is simply gross. Of course I don't like tatoos either...
posted by Red58 at 2:00 PM on April 7, 2004


I can't imagine how expensive that would be for me.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:00 PM on April 7, 2004


I imagine one side effect would have to be constant tearing from the eye trying to flush the little thing out.

I doubt it, it's implanted under the surface, so you'd just feel a bump. You'd probably get used to it just as you get used to contact lenses (not that they're under the surface, of course).

Still...it looks kind of neat but...yargh!
posted by biscotti at 2:56 PM on April 7, 2004


I want to see a bright LED option. That way people will always know where I am at night. I can just see a bunch of kids dancing the night away in dark clubs with only the earie red glow of hudreds of eye implants for light. I figure you ought to be able to have 2 of these in each eye, that's four LED lights per kid. Changing batteries might pose a problem, though.

Yeah, cool idea. It can be like those sneakers in the late 80's that lit up every time they impacted with the ground. They can use the same technology so I can make someone's eyes light up every time I SMACK THEM FOR BEING DUMB ENOUGH TO SURGICALLY JAM METAL INTO THEIR EYES, FOR GOD'S SAKE.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:58 PM on April 7, 2004


I want to see a bright LED option.

Locutus of Borg, I presume.
posted by briank at 7:25 PM on April 7, 2004


My initial reaction? eeeewwwwh! Ick!.

But I like the LED idea. In a sort of Snow Crash kind of way.
posted by dejah420 at 7:44 PM on April 7, 2004


My brain won't stop saying "hoax." Even though the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery site looks fairly legit. Those pictures of the bejeweled eyes just look too fake, and each one has the little heart in a different place relative to the iris and pupil.

I mean, I'm all for subcutaneous electroluminescence and all, but I remain skeptical.
posted by hashashin at 9:47 PM on April 7, 2004


What a perfect place for an RFID chip! Screw complex optical scans.

(I really shouldnt be giving out ideas to help build a dystopia, but what the hey)
posted by skallas at 10:15 PM on April 7, 2004


>each one has the little heart in a different place relative to the iris and pupil.


That's what I thought at first until I realized those are different eyes on different people. If you goto yahoo news and read the captions on the photos you'll see the names of the two women.
posted by skallas at 10:18 PM on April 7, 2004


A team from NC State and Johns Hopkins implanted neuro-stimulators inside a few test subjects' eyes and partially reversed blindness due to macular degeneration (pdf).
posted by eddydamascene at 1:07 AM on April 8, 2004


*shudder* No no no no...
posted by dabitch at 2:30 AM on April 8, 2004


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