A tooth for an eye: Radical surgery allows blind NSW man to see his wife again

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A tooth for an eye: Radical surgery allows blind NSW man to see his wife again

A radical eye surgery, never before performed in the southern hemisphere, has allowed a blind NSW man to see his wife for the first time in years.

Goulburn man John Ings was left virtually blind by a combination of a childhood eye injury and a series of illnesses.

He was entirely blind in his right eye and his vision in his left eye was “frosted”, with only blurry outlines visible.

Gold Coast oral and maxillofacial surgeon Shannon Webber and Sydney ophthalmologist Greg Moloney joined forces to perform the osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis procedure at the Sydney Eye Hospital.


Original source of this content: http://www.9news.com.au/good-news/2017/04/16/20/36/blind-man-s-sight-restored-on-60-minutes