Man has ripped cornea fixed with tooth implant in his eye

10/04/2013 - 00:00

Ian Tibbetts, 43, first damaged his eye 16 years ago when a piece of scrap metal from an oven struck him in the right eye - ripping his cornea in six places.  The wound healed and he returned to work a year later but he suffered more problems and eventually lost the sight in his right eye in 1998.  And just a year later, the former forklift truck driver had lost nearly all the remaining vision in his left eye.