The world’s first successful whole-eye transplant in a living person has been performed.
The recipient was Aaron James, who had lost his left eye and part of his face due to a work accident.
The surgical team at NYU Langone Health in New York performed the transplant, which also included a partial face transplant.
The surgery lasted 21 hours. Six months after the procedure, Aaron’s new left eye is surviving, although his sight has not been restored.
This is indeed a groundbreaking achievement in the field of medicine.