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Using a tooth to help the blind

Posted Sep 03 2009 11:27am



I know this sounds weird, but there is a surgical procedure that uses a tooth implanted in the eye to help some types of blindness. It's called..
Osteo-Odonto-KeratoProsthesis

OOKP:
Osteo=Bone
Odonto=Tooth
Kerato=In this case corneal tissue of the eye
Prothesis=artificial replacement of a body part

Here are a few links:

Opthalmology Report -OOKP in Detail

Here is a CNN Report on this:


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