Just a Gleam in Her Eye?

First came colored lenses, then lenses that make your eyes look supersized like Japanese manga characters. Now there’s bling for your iris.

Surgically implanted jewelry is the latest fad—at least, for one fearless Russian-born New Yorker. A surgeon slipped a platinum charm under her eye’s thin protective coat, where it will stay until something new catches her eye. The American Academy of Ophthalmology warns consumers to avoid the surgery, which lacks approval by the U.S. FDA. —Diane Richard, writer, December 4



Image: Sydney Lupkin/ABC News

Source: Andrew Roth, “Surgically Implanted Eyeball Jewelry Is the New Piercing,” ABC News, November 26, 2013