World’s first eye transplant – level 1

15-11-2023 07:00

Surgeons in New York do something really amazing. They complete the first whole-eye transplant in a person.

The surgery lasts 21 hours. It is a big success. The person, Aaron James, still cannot see with his eye. The new eye is not talking to the brain yet. But the eye seems healthy. The blood is going through the vessels.  Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez is very excited about this historic step. Doctors never think that this will be possible.

Aaron has an electrical accident at work. A part of his face is hurt. Scientists hope that this opens doors for future successful eye transplants.

Difficult words: transplant (to move something from one body to another), vessel (a structure through which blood travels in the body), historic (very special and important).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are the long-term effects of the successful eye transplant on Aaron’s life and health?


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