In a freak accident at a scrap yard 12 years ago, Martin Jones’ life changed forever. A tub of molten aluminum flew into his face, causing severe burns to 37% of his skin and blinding him in his left eye. He was left with a full-body bandage, wearing it 23 hours a day, and thought he would be blind forever. But then came a glimmer of hope.
Martin’s right eye had been badly damaged but still had the potential for sight. After being deemed eligible for a unique surgical procedure, Martin had a canine tooth removed, and a tiny hole was drilled into it. A special optical lens was inserted into the hole, and the tooth was placed in his cheek for three months to allow new tissue and blood vessels to form. The lens was then inserted into the hole, and the tooth was placed in his right eyeball. Read the full story here ▶