Monday, April 17, 2017
Awww.. 72Yrs Old Blind Man Sees Wife For The First Time In Decades After Tooth Was Inserted Into His Eyes (Pics)
Goulburn man John Ings, 72, described his vision as 'a dirty window' before the surgery to 60 Minutes on Sunday evening. And said he was looking forward to seeing his wife, Berry to see if she still looks as beautiful as ever.
The amazing procedure saw a lens inserted into one of his teeth, which was extracted and then placed into his cheek so tissue would grow around it, enabling its own blood supply.
After three months surgeons removed the tooth and inserted it into Mr Ings' old cornea. Skin was then removed from his mouth and placed over the new cornea to seal it.
It was the first time the surgery, called osteo-odonto kerato-prosthesis, has been performed in Australia.
Days after the final procedure, Mr Ings' his bandages were opened to test his vision. A heartwarming footage filmed by 60 Minutes shows Mr Ings look at his wife for the first time in a very long time as the pair burst into sobs with happiness.
Mr Ings answers with just one word: 'Gorgeous.'