Exentreted Socket :: Drishti India
Losing an eye to trauma, tumor, or end stage ocular disease such as glaucoma, or diabetes can be devastating at any age. It may have a major impact on one’s self-image, self-confidence, and self-esteem, not to mention the adjustment required in adapting to monocular (single-eye) vision. There may even be some job restrictions that apply for one-eyed patients (e.g., commercial drivers, airline pilots, policemen, firefighters, etc.). Numerous patients have been fitted with prosthetic eyes who are currently employed in the professions mentioned above. Monocular patients should try to return to their work if possible and lead as normal a life as possible. Although there is some loss of depth perception and peripheral vision, they are not as “handicapped” as many believe.