People Are Getting Their Eyeballs Pierced In Bizarre Jewelry Trend


It seems people can go beyond many boundaries in order to enhance their own physical beauty. The time when the tattoos and piercing were a great issue is gone and almost every second person has one. But, people went even further by piercing their eyeball so that a thin piece of jewelry is being inserted.

Although we can be open minded by most of the piercing parts of the body this type of piercing is really gross and makes us creepy all over the body. In the case of our eyes the ideas of piercing is hurtful just by mentioning it. This new trend is something that most of us cannot look at, and it is done for the sole reason, to provide the effect of a romantic glint in the eye, incredible, isn’t it?

Lucy Luckayanko is one of the people with unusual piercing. She is living in New York, but a few years ago almost everyone knew her thanks to her heart-shaped piece of platinum jewelry implanted into her eyeball. She even hit the newspapers with this unusual procedure as she had to go under a knife to have this jewelry implanted in her eyeball. Dr. Emil Chynn said to ABC news that it was an extremely simple procedure. The eye surgeon Dr. Emil Chynn performed the surgery in front of a floor-to-ceiling glass window on Park Avenue in Manhattan in order for random passersby to watch it from the street.

This procedure was not cheap, Lucy had to spend $3,000 for it, but she has no regrets about it.

This procedure was a challenge for the eye surgeon as he was on the lookout for a few years for finding a suitable patient to get the first SafeSight Eye Jewelry. For the procedure, Dr. Chynn used a tiny pair of scissors by which he made a slit in the thin membrane thus covering the white of his patient’s eye, and then inserted the curved silvery heart into its pocket. The incision was so small that it did not need to be stitched. Lucy Luckayanko was the perfect candidate for this procedure. Here it is what he said about his first case: “She’s Russian. She’s over the top.”

He wanted to do the procedure on a celebrity and have it broadcasted live on TV, but once Lucy appeared he decided to do it on her. He wanted this surgery to be live on TV so that to show other people how simple this procedure could be and if someone is interested it could be done easily without problems.

His wish for filming the procedure became a reality as he did it by himself. A few years later he filmed the stomach-churning surgery on another client named as Skyler. His client chose to have a piece of 3mm-by-4mm-wide star-shaped platinum jewelry implanted into her eye. This happened in 2018, and at the time she was one of three people in the whole of America to undergo such procedure. The price for this unique body modification went up for additional $2000 and Skyler paid $5000 for her procedure.

As Dr. Chynn said this was an effortless and safe procedure lasting for a few minutes. He started the procedure by sedating his patient with a topical anesthetic and after that started the sterilizing process of the surface of the eyeball. By making a 3mm wide incision on the designated spot in the eyeball he easily slid the platinum star inside. It is believed that this surgery is pain-less and patient will not even notice the 1mm thick jewel in its eye as when the incision completely heals the jewel becomes polished, smoothened, and curved to adapt to the shape of the eye. This surgery lasted for only 5 minutes and the healing process of the conjunctiva takes only 3 days.

The good part about this surgery is if the patients do not want the jewel to stay in their eyeball the removing procedure is as simple as the one of the incision. It will take only 5 minutes and the jewel will not be in the eyeball anymore.

Dr. Chynn stated:

“This is a purely cosmetic surgery. There are only two or three people in the whole of the United States of America that have undergone this. It is not widely sought and I’m performing less than one surgery per year, out of a population of over 325 million. Eye jewelry was developed in Holland over a decade ago and has been successfully implanted into hundreds of patients’ eyes in Europe without a single major complication or adverse event.”

Dr. Chynn maintains that it is a safe procedure, but the American Academy of Ophthalmology does not recommend it. The academy stated the following, quote: “The American Academy of Ophthalmology has not identified sufficient evidence to support the safety or therapeutic value of this procedure.”

In a released statement the renowned academics listed potential complications, including bleeding or blindness from ocular infection, bleeding beneath the conjunctiva, and perforation of the eye and conjunctivitis.