Think of a miracle and it happens every moment in the field of healthcare. Medical technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. The things and procedures that were nearly impossible a decade ago can now be done with a snap. The power of medical technology has helped many people live a better life.
A person who has benefited a lot from advancements in medical technology is Martin Jones. Martin, now around 45, got injured in an accident when a tub of white hot aluminum exploded in his face around 15 years ago. Martin had been blind for the nearly 12 years after the accident, until a rare medical procedure brought back light into his life. This medical procedure is so rare that it has only been performed fewer than 50 times to date. It uses the segment of the individual’s tooth to hold the new lens that is grafted from the skin.
Martin got married to Gill, 53, around 7 years back when he couldn’t even see her. He always had a deep desire in his heart to be able to see his wife. The accident left Martin’s significant part burnt (37%) and he had to live most part of his day wearing a special body stocking. The accident had such a bad impact that doctors had to remove his left eye.
But the ray of hope did not die, and he was still determined to see. The rare procedure was carried on Mr. Jones where one of his front teeth was removed to be used as lens holder in his right eye. The surgery was carried out by Dr. Christopher Lui – a Brighton-based surgeon. In fact, Dr. Lui was the only consultant in the country who could perform this revolutionary surgery. As part of the procedure, Mr. Jones’ canine was removed and converted into a holder by drilling a hole into it. The tooth was then inserted back into his cheek for around 12 weeks, to let grow blood vessels and new tissue. The tooth was finally inserted into the right eyeball of Mr. Jones following which he was able to see fully.
Overwhelmed Mr. Jones wanted to see his wife as the first person after restoration of his eyesight, and this desire of his was fulfilled. He found her to be absolutely amazing and wonderful. Accidents and mishaps are part and parcel of life. The accidents can leave us debilitated by one should never lose hope. Instead one must thank the current facilities and technologies that are available to serve humankind and are helping people to live a better life. Medical technology has advanced to a level that nothing seems impossible now.
Mr. Jones was amongst the luckier ones who got his eyesight back. Although he is able to see through his right eye only, he has no regrets. He now lives his life happily with his wife. Most importantly, he is ready to take on the challenges of future. We salute the technology and attitude of Mr. Jones.