Saturday, October 3, 2009

Teeth - is there anything they can't do?

In a news story you have to see to believe, Doctors recently performed a procedure known as "osteo-odonto kerato prostheses" on a woman in south Florida. Ok you smarty pants readers, before you read on, let's hear your guesses as to what this procedure might do. In the meantime, here's a huge hint:


Yup, they ironically implanted her canine, aka "eye tooth" inside her eye, to hold a prosthetic lens in place! Read the full, interesting, and somewhat bizarre story here (Fox News).

3 comments:

Bob said...

That is messed up and awesome. I don't think I'll try that in my first year of practice.

Shaun said...

The prcedure actually uses a tooth connected to the sensory receptors on the eye to allow a person to see. I think that's what it is, and no I didn't need to read on to know this. I saw the same article a few weeks ago.

Breezey said...

Gross. Id rather take a patch and get a guide dog.