Martin Jones of Rotherham, England had NEVER seen his own wife! This was because, eight years prior to his marriage, a tub of white hot aluminum had exploded in Jones's face while he was working in a scrapyard. As a result, Martin suffered 37 percent burns and lost both his left eye and the vision in his right one.
Over 12 years later, a revolutionary procedure allowed Martin a chance to get his sight back. The technique required part of a tooth to be used as an artificial lens (living tissue is needed because plastic would likely be rejected by the body). Skin from Martin's cheek was grafted onto the blind eye and after two months of growth, the partial tooth is placed upon this base. A hole was then drilled into the tooth to allow light to shine through.
After eight hours of surgery, the procedure was a success! Said Martin of his wife, "The doctors took the bandages off and it was like looking through water and then I saw this figure and it was her. She's wonderful and lovely. It was unbelievable to see her for the first time."