Incredible Weird Tumor: Woman with Teeth Growing In The Eye!
Check out the case of a woman who had teeth growing in one of her eyes, tumors which consist of body parts growing inside other parts of the body. Some medical cases are just plain weird, a 23 year old woman from India had teeth growing inside her her left eye and she never even knew it. Let’s discover the story of Nagabhushanam Siva and other interesting tumors and growths!
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder, here’s a bizarre case of a woman who had two fully developed teeth from her … left eye. Yes, that’s right, the perfect teeth were not in her mouth, where one would expect to normally find teeth, but within a tumor that was developing in her eye.
The 23 year-old woman, who’s name is Nagabhushanam Siva was born with an abnormal left eye, which grew bigger and bigger over the years. Unfortunately, even though her eyesight was getting poor, and her face was being deformed, her family didn’t take her to any doctor, due to the fact that they were simply… scared.
Eventually, when she turned 23, her vision was so blurry so she finally went to the doctors for help. A medical team from Chennai, southern India diagnosed Nagabhushanam with Teratoma and she was prepared for surgery. After a long and hard operation, the doctors were able to remove the tumor which contained not one, but two fully developed teeth. Alas, due to the fact that the Teratoma had been developing for so long, the young woman has permanently lost sight in her left eye.
The team of doctors who handled the case declared that they had had dealt with a few cases of Teratoma in the past, ones which had tooth-like tissues embedded within the tumor, but fully formed teeth were very rare. The first registered case of this kind of orbital teratoma was registered 149 years ago and just 70 such cases have been recorded worldwide since then.
Below you can see a picture of the woman after the removal of the teeth in her eye.
Another case of teeth in the eye you say? Well this time, a woman had a tooth implanted in her eye in order to regain eyesight!
Meet Sharron “Kay” Thornton, a woman who was blind for 9 years, and who regained her eyesight due to an innovative surgery in which doctors implanted one of her teeth inside her eye, as a scaffold for an artificial cornea.
The woman lost her eyesight back in 2000, as a result of a skin disease known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a condition that destroys the cells on the eye’s surface and leads damage of the cornea. The doctors took out her canine tooth and placed it inside her eye. The result: within a few hours after the surgery, Thornton recognized faces and after two weeks, the woman could read books with a visual acuity of 20/70, and her eyesight kept improving as the scars healed.
Watch a video of her below:
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