Whole Eye Transplant

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, NYU Langone Health's chair of plastic surgery, examines Aaron James in New York on Oct. 23, 2023. In May 2023, surgeons performed the world鈥檚 first transplant of an entire human eye, an extraordinary addition to a face transplant _ although it鈥檚 far too soon to know if the man will ever see through his new left eye. 鈥淚t feels good. I still don鈥檛 have any movement in it yet. My eyelid, I can鈥檛 blink yet. But I鈥檓 getting sensation now,鈥 James said in October.

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