Osteo Odonto Kerato Prosthesis

Dr Christopher Lie of the Sussex Eye Hospital in Brighton, England performed a sight restoring procedure called Osteo Odonto Kerato Prosthesis (OOKP) which involves fitting a living canine tooth with an optical cylinder and transplanting it into the eye cavity, restoring a blind Irishman`s sight. The procedure involves removing a canine tooth, a part of the adjacent bone and related ligaments from a patient. It is attached in the first stage to the cheek area to develop a blood supply and is allowed to heal for several months.
Later the tooth complex is removed from the cheek area and placed within the eye, attaching a corneal replacement implant. Bob McNichol, 57, from County Mayo in the western part of Ireland was blinded by a freak accident explosion involving melted aluminum at a recycling business two years ago received the tooth from his son Robert, 23.

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