Have you lost an eye, or about you about to lose an eye? Don't worry, it's not the end of the world. Give it a couple of weeks and it will probably turn into a mere inconvenience that you don't even think about very often, at least that's the way it has been with me and thousands of others who have lost an eye.
Four days after the turn of the New Millennium, my optometrist told me that something didn't look right, and that I should consult with an ophthalmologic surgeon. I was then diagnosed with choroidal melanoma, which is a serious cancer within the eye. The cancer wasn't very big, but it was very close to my optical nerve and melanoma is not something you want to mess around with. So, within days, I had made the decision -- at the very active age of 35 -- to go with the best odds and have the eye removed.
Believe it or not, five days later I was back at work at my law practice, and now the fact that I only have one eye is barely an inconvenience, and not even something I notice unless I think about it. My driving isn't any different (I give myself a little more space for the cars ahead of me), and my life isn't any different. I haven't even noticed any significant loss of depth perception. In other words, life has returned to pretty much what it was before I went in for the surgery.
But I know, and I mean really know -- personally -- how stressful losing an eye can be. Thus, I have created this completely free, noncommercial website for the information and support of those who have recently lost an eye, or who may lose an eye due to surgery, disease, etc.
Shortcut to our LostEye Discussion Forum where you can read the posts and visit with others who have lost sight in an eye.
About The Author
The Editor of this website is Jay Adkisson an author of financial planning books and the publisher of Quatloos.com which is the largest private resource for exposing financial and tax frauds and scams.
One-Eyed Pilot Jay Becomes an
Coping with Monocular Vision after Enucleation or Eye Loss from Cancer, Accident, or Disease
By Jay D. Adkisson
General Discussion -- ALL NEW POSTS GO HERE! -- General discussion and support forum. ***THIS IS THE MAIN DISCUSSION FORUM -- PLEASE POST ALL NEW POSTS HERE!***
The Wonderful World of One-Eyers -- Listing the famous and psuedo-famous who succeeded with monocular vision, with an emphasis on historical figures.
The Moolooh Lounge -- A place for folks to chat about pretty much anything whatsoever. Come in, have a drink, kick back and casually chat with others. Please don't talk about anything too serious, and don't take anything that anybody else says too seriously.
Recent Archives -- The most recent archived threads, not yet sorted for category.
Ocularists and Prosthesis -- All issues relating to ocularists, including practices, prices, the profession, how to find one, and good and bad comments on ones we've used. Plus, all issues relating to prosthesis, including how they are made, conformers, care and cleaning
Patches -- Types of patches, problems with patches, where to find them, and how to make them
Surgery, Post-Surgery, Plastic Surgery and other Medical -- All issues relating to enucleation surgery and follow-ups, including surgery preparation, post-surgery recovery, and follow-up examinations. Also covers medical problems related to surgery or loss of an eye, such as recurring headaches.
Implants -- Types of implants and problems with implants.
Coping with Monocular Vision -- All issues relating to adapting to monocular vision, including depth perception, getting driver's licenses, reading and the like.
Mental & Emotional Issues -- Discusses the mental and emotional issues that accompany the loss of sight, and coping with the mental and emotional aspects of eye loss.
Cancer & Disease -- Discusses eye cancer and other diseases resulting in the lose of an eye or vision, alternatives to enucleation, possible cures, coping with the cancer or disease.
Accidents -- Discusses accidents that have lead to the loss of an eye.
Children Issues -- Collection of posts by parents about dealing with their children who have been born with a bad eye or lost an eye because of an accident, etc.
Driving Issues -- Issues relating to driving, getting drivers licenses and staying current, and similar issues.
Scleral Shells -- Comments about scleral shells, which are a form of a prosthesis that fit over an existing eye
Other Archived Old Posts -- Old posts that really don't fit into any other category
How to Register to Post -- Special instructions on how to register to post on LostEye.com -- You MUST follow these instructions to obtain posting privileges. (You do not need anything to just read posts, as the posts are open to all viewers whether registered or not.)
OneVision is the UK's only registered Telephone Helpline offering
information, support and understanding for people who have lost the
sight in one eye.
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Singular View -- The Art of Seeing With One Eye, by Frank
Brady (a pilot who lost his eye in a crash and then went on
to resume his aviation career with one eye)), available at asingularview.com/
Yes I Can! -- The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr., by Jane & Burt Boyer and Sammy Davis, Jr. (details the life of the famous entertainer whose career accelerated after he lost an eye in a car crash)
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