|In this chapter, Mr. Brady deals with care of both the unseeing eye (or socket) and the remaining eye.
"If your damaged eye has been removed by surgery (enucleated), care of the remaining socket is usually very simple. Should you decide on a "glass eye" for cosmetic reasons, make sure it's well fitted by an expert; a poorly fitted shell can irritate the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the eye lid. This or any other irritation of the socket--from infections, foreign bodies, etc.--is usually not serious, provided you have it treated promptly by an ophthalmologist.
The socket may surprise you by continuing to perform many of the functions of a normal eye socket, such as blinking, winking, and even shedding tears, since the lids and tear glands are still in working order." (pg. 94)
"Even small, subtle changes in vision can become important when you've lost an eye, and you'll probably be much quicker to notice them than you used to be. It may be necessary to test your eyesight for glasses more often now; some one-eyed patients need a refraction, as this test is called, as frequently as every four months." (pg. 95)
Chapter 1. An Unhappy Landing
Chapter 2. An Awkward Takeoff
Chapter 3. Jolts of Reality
Chapter 4. Flying High
Chapter 5. How About You?
Chapter 6. Seeing in 3-DHow It Works
Chapter 7. What Has Changed?
Chapter 8. Getting Back to 3-D
Chapter 9. Avoiding Problems and Possible Mistakes
Chapter 10. In the Drivers Seat
Chapter 11. The Active Life
Chapter 12. Let Technology Help
Chapter 13. Keeping the Good Eye Good
Chapter 14. Seeing to Your Looks
Chapter 15. Eye-making (Ocularistry)
Chapter 16. Driving and Piloting Licenses
Chapter 17. For Parents Only
Chapter 18. Senior Class
Chapter 19. In Good Company