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A Singular View: The Art of Seeing With One Eye

Robert A. Levine, MD; Jane J. Olson, BA
JAMA. 1987;257(1):86-87. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390010090039.
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This book was written as a manual for the "newly one-eyed" and addresses the problems that occur during daily living with monocular vision. It delivers a practical and positive message.

The author, who had his right eye removed in midlife following an airplane accident, writes to share the methods he learned (using head movements, shadows, relative angles, and gadgets) to regain function in the absence of other more usual sources of information for the monocular.

Mr Brady targets the book for others who have recently lost an eye by using large print and straightforward concepts and explanations. He effectively describes numerous situations that were problematic for him, and the various adaptations he found most successful. He details methods for performing simple tasks such as shaking hands, pouring water, and crossing the street, as well as complex activities such as flying, driving, and sports. Equally important, he communicates the determination and

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