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 fewer than 50 times before in Britain, uses the segment of tooth as a holder for a new lens grafted from his skin.
WifeGeeding and I will be seeing an eye surgeon this Thursday, so maybe this will be an option.
As much as we spent on her teeth and her eye it would be nice to get 'double duty' out of them!
IThe surgery is called OOKP and is meant for patients who have lost vision because of corneal problems and are unsuitable for the usual corneal transplant. It is not suitable for patients who have had an eye removed or those who are blind from nerve / retinal problems. Not a whole lot of hospitals around the world do this surgery.