Goulburn man John Ings, 72, described his vision as 'a dirty window' before the surgery to 60 Minutes on Sunday evening. And said he was looking forward to seeing his wife, Berry to see if she still looks as beautiful as ever.
With the help of oral and maxillofacial specialist, Dr Shannon Webber and oculoplastic surgeon, Dr Greg Moloney, had the surgery which took place in four parts.
The amazing procedure saw a lens inserted into one of his teeth, which was extracted and then placed
into his cheek so tissue would grow around it, enabling its own blood supply.
An opening was made to allow the new lens to work.
Days after the final procedure, Mr Ings' his bandages were opened to test his vision. A heartwarming footage filmed by 60 Minutes shows Mr Ings look at his wife for the first time in a very long time as the pair burst into sobs with happiness.
Mr Ings answers with just one word: 'Gorgeous.'
Mr Ings hailed the procedure a success, and warned 60 Minutes it was easy to take eyesight for granted.
'You've got to lose it and regain it to really appreciate it,' he said.
Source - DailyMailUK