Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 11 October 2013 10:24
A blind British man is no longer blind.
Ian Tibbetts can see again after surgeons performed a new procedure that drills a hole in one of his teeth and places a lens there. The lens is eventually implanted in the eye.
Tibbetts became blind in 1999 after a piece of metal from an oven hit him in the eye. His sight eventually dissipated to the point that he couldn’t see much of anything. He could only distinguish shadowy lines when looking at his children.
But now, thanks to this procedure, he can see again. He had this particular surgery after other treatments were unsuccessful. It is estimated that about 40 percent of his sight has returned.