A military veteran who suffered a near-fatal electrocution underwent the world’s first whole eyeball transplant in a 21-hour procedure involving 140 surgeons and attendants. The surgery successfully connected a donor eyeball to the patient’s optic nerves, although it is uncertain if he will regain sight. The procedure is a significant advancement in transplantation science and has brought immense relief to the patient’s family. The patient, Aaron James, accidentally touched a live wire while working on a powerline and woke up in a Dallas hospital burn ward missing his face. The surgery was performed at NYU Langone Health.