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A blinded man has seen his wife for the first time after surgeons gave him back his sight using one of his teeth.
Related photos / videos Blinded Man Can See Again - Thanks To Tooth Enlarge photo Martin Jones' canine was pulled out so a tiny optical lens could be fitted to it, then the tooth was inserted in his eye socket.

The 42-year-old lost his left eye and was totally blinded in the right 12 years ago when a tub of molten aluminium exploded in his face at the scrapyard where he worked.

He fell in love with care worker Gill, 50, and the pair married four years ago and settled down in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

But he had never dreamt he would be able to see what she looks like.

Then he heard about these amazing operations performed by surgeon Christopher Lui and his team in Brighton, East Sussex.

He said when the bandages came off the first person he wanted to see was Gill.

"The doctors took the bandages off and it was like looking through water.

"Then I saw this figure and it was her, it was unbelieveable," Mr Jones told The Sun newspaper.

The tooth was implanted in his cheek for three months to grow blood vessels and new tissue.

Once it was moved into his eye it was under two weeks until Mr Jones could see.

"When I tell friends I see through my tooth they don't believe me.

"But then I take off my glasses - and my eye looks like something from a sci-fi movie," Mr Jones told The Sun.

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I bet he has great eye bite now!
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holy ****! thats incredible!
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He looks like a pirate with pink eye.
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"Doctors told him the chances of it working were slim. 'We're really putting our hopes on a chance as thin as the skin of our teeth.'"

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I don't understand how this works at all...



Yeah wtf they don't explain it at all.

Ok I guess I understand now, but that reporter should learn how to explain complex surgery to the everyman.
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#6
Oh man, Imagine the look on his face when he sees his wife.


*Holy shit I married a cow!*

Or maybe he married a supermodel. I don't really know.
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Thats amazing! But imagine if the story was he divorced her when he saw what she looks like.

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Well you see you take out your tooth, grow it in your cheek. Then insert a "tiny optical lense" into it, wap it in your eye socket. Witchcraft happens, Voilá you can see!

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#16
Maybe cause what was damaged was only a small part, and they needed something containing his tissue which was removable (tooth) to blend in his real eye?

IDK, sounds possible in a weird way.
#17
Yeah, the tooth would be completely the wrong shape in the first place, an eye isn't exactly hard like that either. Also the picture is terrible.
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The reason they did it with his tooth is because the body usually won't reject it's own tissue.

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Maybe cause what was damaged was only a small part, and they needed something containing his tissue which was removable (tooth) to blend in his real eye?

IDK, sounds possible in a weird way.



Oh I posted this before I saw that...
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He said when the bandages came off the first person he wanted to see was Gill.
"The doctors took the bandages off and it was like looking through water.
"Then I saw this figure and it was her, she was ugly as hell," Mr Jones told The Sun newspaper.


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#20
The reason they did it with his tooth is because the body usually won't reject it's own tissue.


Yeah, but why start with a tooth, not just some muscle or something taken from somewhere else in the body? I don't think that would apply either because a tooth isn't tissue.
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Wtf??!
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Yeah, but why start with a tooth, not just some muscle or something taken from somewhere else in the body? I don't think that would apply either because a tooth isn't tissue.


Because it wouldn't deteriorate? It's hard so it could hold a lens for a long time.

IDK, I'm not a scientist, surgeon, or doctor.
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anyone find anything to back it up?
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anyone find anything to back it up?


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Eye see wat you did there..
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I imagine the dentist appointments are going to be a bit awkward now.

"Open your mouth... and your eyelid, please."
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I imagine the dentist appointments are going to be a bit awkward now.

"Open your mouth... and your eyelid, please."

Do you think he has to brush his eye now?
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I hope his wife's a heffalump.

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I hope his wife's a heffalump.


lol!


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#33
Yeah..I don't get it..why use a tooth when you can hollow out a prosthetic eye and put the thing in there.

They really need to describe the procedure in more detail or I'm calling bs. Also, the tooth was planted in his cheek for awhile to allow more tissue to grow... : / ???

And finally, the pciture..doesn't even look like a tooth, they must have done a really good job.
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A tooth is not tissue. It is bone, and it would not grow tissue and blood vessels if it was put in his cheek, as the story claims.
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#35
Yea imagine sanding down a tooth that's just ludicrous.

And kudos to all the eye-related joke makers +1 for all of you
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#36
at everyone saying: Why isn't there a picture of his wife???! Was she hot??!

No matter what you say, this is amazing. It's almost like a cure for blindness.
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Pics of the wife?

She better not be eyecandy, or else he'll get a cavity.
Hurry, get the Listerine eyedrops!
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#39
I thought he would look more disfigured, having lost his sight when A TUB OF MOLTEN METAL EXPLODED IN HIS FUCKING FACE.
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