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First human eye transplant performed on American man

The world’s first-ever human eye transplant has been performed on an American man, following previous successful facial transplants. The medical advancement is significant, although it remains uncertain whether the recipient will regain sight in his newly transplanted left eye.

During work, a high-voltage electrical accident severely damaged the face and one eye of 46 year old Aaron James from Hot Springs, Arkansas. Although his right eye remained functional, surgeons at NYU Langone Health hoped that replacing his lost left eye would enhance the appearance of his new face, as the new eye would support the previously transplanted eyelids and eye socket.

The medical team at NYU recently announced that James is recovering well from two transplants performed last May, and the donated eye is of impressively high quality. James reported feeling well despite not being…

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