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Woman's sight restored with tooth

By T.K. Randall
September 21, 2009 · Comment icon 9 comments

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In a groundbreaking procedure last week specialists in the United States have succeeded in restoring a woman's sight by using tissue taken from one of her teeth to create a new cornea for her damaged eye.
A team of specialists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine announced Wednesday that they are the first surgeons in the United States to restore a person's sight by using a tooth.


Source: ABC News | Comments (9)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by PotterManiac 15 years ago
Unbelievable! Well done scientists! Although we will have to wait and see how long the vision stays intact Thanks Pottermaniac
Comment icon #2 Posted by shaka5 15 years ago
Incredible
Comment icon #3 Posted by Samuronin 15 years ago
This is incredible indeed!!
Comment icon #4 Posted by jbondo 15 years ago
Second time for this procedure this year. Only difference is the last time nobody believed it. Even I thought it to be suspect.
Comment icon #5 Posted by behaviour??? 15 years ago
I think I have read it somewhere before.... Thanks B???
Comment icon #6 Posted by lordstanley 15 years ago
dang that is freaken crazy!!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by bed bugs 15 years ago
1000 years from now we will have nanotechnology and basically all our body will be half machine.
Comment icon #8 Posted by crystal sage 15 years ago
Did they use what we sometimes refer to as the 'eye teeth'?.. the cuspids?
Comment icon #9 Posted by crystal sage 15 years ago
Did they use what we sometimes refer to as the 'eye teeth'?.. the cuspids? seen this??? http://store.ravecoholistic.com/catalog.php?act=view_prod_info&id_prod=21789&i=&l=&sid=ccf5143835b9558b249f400ed4174c38


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