Adjusting to loss of vision in one eye - and another related question.
A while ago I posted this
question for a friend. It turns out that the surgery was unsuccessful, he had to return for a second surgery, and just a few minutes ago he learned that there is a 95% chance that he will lose all sight in one of his eyes. My questions, posted for him and that he will read later, are:
1 - What should he expect in terms of adjusting to loss of vision in one eye? If there are readers who have experienced this, please share what was difficult, what wasn't as difficult as you thought it would be, and what the ultimate adjustment looked like.
2 - This happened because of a detached retina that tore twice. The second time it tore past the macula (which could not be repaired). What is the probability that the retina in his good eye will tear and he will be left completely blind? Is it just completely random, or is it the case that he is at increased risk given that this has happened once already?
Thanks for any insight you can provide.