From pupula duplex (two pupils) to extreme tumors, take a look at some of the most shocking eye photos.
Drs. Ali Mahdavi Fard and Leili Pourafkari treated a patient who had an unusual, hairy mass of tissue growing on one of his eyes. The 19-year-old man appeared in their ophthalmology clinic with a mass in his right eye that had been present since birth but had gradually increased in size. He did not have pain, but the mass caused vision defects, mild discomfort when blinking, and the intermittent sensation of the presence of a foreign body.
The doctors surgically removed the mass.
2Eyes with two pupils (pupula duplex)
The Pupula duplex is a medical oddity that is characterized by having two irises/pupils in each eyeball. Pupula duplex is Latin for “double pupil.” Although the condition is non-existent in medical literature, there remains the myth of Liu Ch'ung, Chinese Minister of State in 995 AD., who suffered from it.
This picture of Liu Ch'ung was featured on Ripley's Believe It or Not a while ago, leaving the world stunned. A wax rendition of the man's unusual condition is included in Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax.
3The man with no right eye
Billy Owen says he started seeing things in a new light back in February of 2009. Losing your entire right eyeball will do that to you.
Back then, Owen was a successful motorcycle mechanic with a loving wife and a six-month old son. However, nagging sinus issues changed his life. On Feb. 13, 2009, the doctor gave him the news: he had sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC), a rare form of cancer affecting the nasal cavity that had only a 10 percent survival rate. In his case, the cancer has spread so extensively that doctors had to remove half his face, including his right eye, the muscles, and nerves.
Now there's a giant hole where Owen's right eye used to be. When he removes a dental plate, he can stick his finger in that eye and have it come out of his mouth. So, he's trying to make money from his missing eyeball by performing as a zombie in music videos and at haunted houses like The Goretorium in Las Vegas. Also, he has been telling his story at the Venice Beach Freakshow in Los Angeles, and he was featured on a recent episode of the AMC reality series Freakshow.
4Furthest eyeball popper
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
Her eyes were officially measured in Istanbul, Turkey on November 2, 2007.
Eye piercings should not be confused with eyebrow piercings. Eye piercings are rare, more expensive and usually require a surgeon to do the job. Eye piercings are rare and are normally done through a cosmetic surgery. Eye piercings include wearing jewelery inside your eyes, that is, either on your eyeballs or through your eyelids. It is certainly riskier but a real head turner.
This smoker from the Orient has mastered the art of inhaling smoke through his ears or eye-sockets and breathing it out of his mouth.
After inserting the cigarette into his ear or eye, he scrunches up his face as he takes a drag. This creates an internal suction that most humans are, rightly so, not capable of producing. The man, from the Chinese city of Shanghai, then exhales the smoke through his mouth to the cheers of onlookers.
Retinoblastoma is a rare type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, typically before the age of 5. This form of cancer develops in the retina, which is the specialized light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that detects light and color.
8Eyetooth implanted in eye
Martin Jones, an Englishman, lost his power of vision and remained blind for almost a decade. However, he has now regained his sight. This has been accomplished by implanting a piece of tooth in his eye. The tooth that was implanted was a canine tooth which is also known as the "eyetooth" and it was pulled out of Martin Jones' own mouth. They then placed a man-made eye lens into its base and placed it under the lid of his eye, allowing the tissue to grow over the canine. Also, a flap of his skin was taken from his mouth and implanted over the tooth in his eye which later had access to its own supply of blood. The doctors then cut a hole in the cornea that permitted light to enter the eye. This procedure has given six hundred people the power of vision.
9Eye with two-tooth tumor
This Indian woman had two teeth removed… from her EYE.
Doctors operating on a tumor in Nagabhushanam Siva's left eye were stunned to find the two fully-formed teeth embedded inside. She was diagnosed with Teratoma by doctors at a government hospital in Chennai, Southern India. The tumor had pushed her eye inside its socket and protruded from the skin, blocking her vision and partially damaging the optic nerve. The growth also left her unable to move her eyeball and created lazy eye syndrome.
Doctors said they had seen a few cases of Teratoma with tooth-like tissues embedded in the tumor, but fully formed teeth were very rare.
10Milk squirting eye
If you don't know there is a new world record for squirting milk from your eye, then you had better improve your news-gathering methods because you are missing the important stuff.
Ilker Yilmaz broke one of the world's most unusual records on August 31, 2004 in Istanbul, Turkey. The 28-year-old construction worker loudly snorted milk up his nose and squirted it 2.795 meters (9.2 feet) out of his left eye in what he hoped would be recognized as a world record.