A young lady identified as Lucy Luckayanko has spent $3,000 on a one-minute bizarre procedure to have a heart-shaped piece of platinum inserted into the white of her right eyeball Although the bizarre cosmetic procedure was invented in 2004 by a Dutch eye surgeon, this time around the procedure was done by a Harvard and NYU-trained Dr. Chynn.
It seems doctors have done the procedure several times in Europe and Los Angeles, but this was New York’s first. To perform it, Dr. Chynn first injected an anesthetic into Lucy’s eye. Then he made a tiny incision to “try to divide a pocket in between the sclera (the white part) and the conjunctiva (the clear part)” of her eye. Using forceps, he placed the 3.5mm platinum stud in a drop of water on Lucy’s eye membrane. Since the stud is so small, it had to be floated into position. It was all over in a matter of minutes and Lucy went home with her new bejeweled eye soon after.
Dr. Chynn says it’s very safe. “It’s a very thin piece of platinum that’s designed for insertion on top of the eye, it’s not in the eye so there’s no risk of blindness or anything at all,” he said. “She could have a little bit of local bleeding. That could go away in a couple of days or couple of weeks. She could have an infection but we’ll prevent that with antibiotics.”
Lucy doesn’t seem too bothered with the consequences, however. She’s just really happy with her “really small, really tiny, really cute” eye-heart which makes her ‘unique’.
A few days after the procedure, Lucy said she did not have any issues or pain with her new accessory. “50 percent of my friends are like: ‘What is it? Why do you need it oh my god are you crazy?’ But 50 percent of my friends are like: ‘Oh my god, its super cool.’” She could even swap it with something else when she gets bored of the heart. Each swap costs $1,000.