The MSNBC's documentary 'Lockup' showed how two inmates, Paul Inman and David Boltjes, had the color of the whites of their eyes changed. Paul Inman showed off his blue eyes, whereas David Boltjes had the whites of his eyes changed into a blood red. Both of them agreed that this procedure was painful. So, how is this procedure performed?
- Lidocaine drops are instilled in order to numb your eyelids before the procedure.
- Pigment or the ink is then injected under the top layer of the eye using a syringe.
- Antibiotic drops are instilled into the eyes after the procedure.
The practice of corneal tattooing is not new, and such procedures were earlier used to cover corneal scars. However, with the development of contact lenses, such procedures are no longer required. Such defects can easily be covered using contact lenses. Having ink injected into your eyes could cause eye problems such as infection, perforation, hemorrhaging of the cornea, or even blindness. Eye specialists also warn of the impending risk of allergic reactions anytime in future. The pigment or the ink that may have been used could even cause inflammation. Those who are very keen on getting ink injected into their eyes must understand that eyes are very delicate. The practice of injecting the eye with ink is risky and must be avoided. Pathogens could enter your eye and cause acute inflammation of the internal layers of the eye.
You might find this form of body modification different, but think of your eyes first. You must never attempt to inject ink into your eyes on your own. Don't play with your eyes. It will be better if you try safe ways to look cool. After all, health is wealth!