Friday, July 03, 2009

Blind Man's Tooth - Eye Implant Enables Him to See Wife for First Time

tooth and eye implant

Martin Jones opens his newly-sighted eye fitted with a tooth


What a story.

When Martin Jones met his wife four years ago he never imagined that one day he would get to see what she looked like.

The 42-year-old builder was left blind after an accident at work more than a decade ago.

But a remarkable operation - which implants part of his tooth in his eye -  has now pierced his world of darkness.

The procedure, performed less than 50 times before in Britain, uses the segment of tooth as a holder for a new lens grafted from his skin.

'The doctors took the bandages off and it was like looking through water and then I saw this figure and it was her,' he said today.

'She's wonderful and lovely. It was unbelievable to see her for the first time.'
Congrats to this chap and to the eye surgeons who have perfected this procedure.

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1 comment:

  1. This is remarkable news. Who would ever think you could use a tooth fragment to regain a person's site. Unbelievable!