First Eye Transplant Performed on Man Who Was Electrocuted

November 26, 2023

Aaron James accidentally touched a 7,200 volt power line. The electrical jolt did so much damage to his body that James lost his left arm, left eye, his nose and his front teeth. Doctors determined the Arkansas native was a candidate for a donor face transplant as well as a first-of-its kind eye transplant. One-hundred-and-forty surgeons, nurses, and healthcare professionals worked for 21 hours in the operating room to give Aaron a new face and eye.

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