Lucy Luckayanko wanted to stand out from the rest of the crowd in NYC. So, she decided to spend $3,000 getting a platinum, heart-shaped jewel surgically implanted in her eye. Harvard-educated and NYU-trained Dr. Chynn performed the procedure. It first involves injecting an anesthetic into Lucy’s eye, then making 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, and lastly, placing the 3.5mm platinum stud in a drop of water on her eye membrane. Due to the stud’s miniscule size, it had to be floated into position. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

Here is what Oddity Central has to add: “This bizarre cosmetic procedure was invented in 2004 by a Dutch eye surgeon. Dr. Chynn tells us 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.’