A TOOTH FOR AN EYE

Laser Vision Specialists serving Toms River, Brick, Barnegat & Manalapan Township, New Jersey

Nowhere is the value of vision research more evident than in the case of the blinded Irishman who had his sight restored with the help of a special procedure called Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprosthesis (OOKP). This surgery utilizes a hollowed-out tooth as a supportive structure for an implanted corneal lens. In this case, the man’s cornea was badly burned after an explosion of red-hot liquid aluminum at a recycling plant. While the man thought that he might be blinded for life, he was made aware of the unique surgery. Using his son’s tooth (as well as the root and part of the bone), surgeons created an artificial eye by drilling a hole in it and transplanting an eye lens and cornea.
 This is not Voodoo science. It is a clinically approved operation. This case is a great instance of what modern ophthalmology can do for you. At SUSSKIND & ALMALLAH EYE ASSOCIATES, P.A., we are always ready to assist you with your vision needs and answer any questions concerning your eye health. We believe everyone should have a professional eye examination on a regular basis to protect the priceless miracle of sight. Please call 732-349-5622 to schedule an appointment we are currently accepting new patients.