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21/11/2013 04:23 GMT | Updated 21/11/2013 04:50 GMT

Heart Eye Implant Is Kind Of Pretty But Utterly Pointless

The world of body implants is a far-ranging one.

At one end of the scale are those who feel the need to stick a phone-sized sensor in their arm to record biometric data - at the other end are those who just want a larger derriere.

Somewhere towards the latter is a woman with a tiny platinum heart implant - in her eye.

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"There's something in your... oh wait"

Lucy Luckayanko told Fox5 News: "It's going to be a conversation maker.

"I will be able to tell people. It will be unique. It will be sort of my unique factor."

Weird, you would think having a completely unique iris would be enough.

She isn't the first person to have a similar procedure done but she is the first on that side of the Atlantic, perhaps indicating a widening demand.

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Lucy Luckayanko

The procedure costs $3000 (£1865) and Dr. Emil Chynn who performed it said it's perfectly safe, although he probably would.

He said: "To me this is just another way to advance the science of ophthalmology.

"It's a very thin piece of platinum that's designed for insertion on the top of the eye, it's not in the eye so there's no risk of blindness or anything at all. She could have a little bit of local bleeding.

"That could go away in a couple days or couple weeks. She could have an infection but we'll prevent that with antibiotics."

Reassuring...

Oh well, at least it's not as painful as n eye tattoo...

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