Weird Health Wednesdays: A Tooth in Your Eye, Seeds for the Future, and a Dental Spa
Son’s Tooth Makes Blind Irish Man See
Clearly, this story has to go first.
It explains a real procedure called osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) that a British surgeon performed on 57 year-old Bob McNichol. His son donated a tooth and a small portion of jawbone, which the doctor then implanted with a cornea replacement and stuck inside Bob’s eye in a two-part, multi-month procedure. To recap: an artificial cornea inside the tooth inside the eye.
Doomsday Seed Vault Slide Show
You may have already heard about this latest effort to save us from ourselves, a worldwide collection of seed samples in Norway. As the thinking goes, with pollution, global warming, and natural disasters threatening plant species, the world needs a bank of samples of every seed in the world in the event of a future threatened food supply. The seed vault is ultra-secure–with coded entrances and everything–inside an Arctic mountain.
Now, reading about the future of the human race is maybe not the most lighthearted thing you could do on a Wednesday morning, but hey–the pictures are really pretty.
Would You Like a Pedicure with Your Root Canal?
Yep, one Atlanta dentist is trying to lessen the anxiety factor and up the pampering. Check it out: