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Do you see what I see?

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 31 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5055
  1. Adrienne J J Garner, locum general practitioner, Berkhamsted
  1. aidiegarner{at}

    I lost my right eye in 1949—or rather it was enucleated on the advice of an eminent eye surgeon to prevent my developing sympathetic ophthalmoplegia in the other eye. To my parents, my losing an eye was a total disaster, but to me it has been rather fun and without doubt a positive factor in my development. My parents brought me up to accept that I was “different” but “special” different. I must have had some difficulties with depth perception but …

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