|Chapter 13 "Keeping the Good Eye Good"
this chapter, Mr. Brady deals with care of both the unseeing eye (or socket) and the
"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)