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September 1973

A Singular View (The Art of Seeing With One Eye).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(3):260. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050262018

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The sudden loss of an eye presents practical and emotional problems that are not always fully understood by two-eyed individuals. The author, an aviation safety expert who lost his right eye in a freak flying accident, resolved to help his fellow sufferers with the practical aspect of adjusting to monocular vision. The result is a readable and sympathetic book that ophthalmologists will find helpful to their patients, not only the truly oneeyed but also those with monocular cataract and monocular aphakia during the interval before their rehabilitation with a contact lens.

Determined to rise above his misfortune, the author spent the two years following the accident relearning to drive a car and fly a plane. He also built a ship model and wooed and won a wife. His achievement is well summarized in the foreword by John W. McTigue: "This book will interest anyone who is curious about the workings

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