Surgeons transplant an entire eye in a surgical first

Doctors report the new eyeball has good blood flow and no sign of rejection so far.
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Aaron James and Dr Eduardo Rodriguez. Photo: NYU Langone Health

Surgeons in New York have performed the world’s first transplant of an entire human eye, in addition to a partial face transplant — although it is too soon to know if the man will ever regain sight in his new left eye.

In the six months since the surgery in May, the donated eye is showing good blood flow and doctors have seen no sign of rejection, according to the surgical team at NYU Langone Health.