Mississippi Woman Now Sees Through Her Tooth

When the Old Testament writers warned about an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, they couldn't have known about Sharron Thornton. The 60-year-old Mississippi woman now has a tooth for an eye after an unusual operation at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. In the first operation of its kind in the United States, surgeons removed one of Thornton's canine teeth, coincidentally known as an eye tooth, shaped it, and attached a synthetic lens. The tooth-eye combo was then temporarily implanted into a pouch inside the woman's cheek so it could grow a protective coating of living tissue. Finally, a hole was cut into Thornton's left eye, where the tooth was implanted....Source

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