loss of sight in one eye

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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby peter236uk » 12 Jan 2012, 2:16pm

Well managed to commute into work today for few hours. 3.5 mile bike ride and short train journey so quite happy about that. As I am not driving at the moment its good to not be in the car.

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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby cycle cat » 15 Jan 2012, 8:15am

The musician Momus lost the sight in one eye.
He wears an eye patch and cycles around Japan quite happily.
Hope your eye gets better soon.
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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby byegad » 15 Jan 2012, 8:46am

I'm sure you'll cope but it may take a short while to adapt. A friend of my father had an accisent and lost the emtire sight in one eye. He had a number of fender bender accidents while driving, always in heavy traffic and in each case he misjudged the distance in a queue of traffic and nudged the car in front. After a while he adapted his driving and learned to judge distance with one eye and everything was back to normal.

Hopefully you'll regain some vision in the injured eye and will have no issues on the road.
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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby ncutler » 15 Jan 2012, 9:01am

I think the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) policy for pilot licences might be relevant here.

The CAA won't issue an initial licence to a pilot with one eye. However, if a pilot has been flying for some time and loses an eye, they are allowed to keep flying if vision in the remaining eye is good. I think the reasoning here is that once you have learned what 'the pictures' look like, and know what you are doing, a partial loss of vision is easily compensated for.

The other thing to bear in mind is that our binocular vision is most required for short distances - up to 20 feet or so. Beyond that we rely far more on the relative size of objects and, again, the learned 'pictures'. One-eyed needle threading is vastly harder than one-eyed flying!

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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby rubenoff » 16 Jan 2012, 3:18am

Losing the sight of an eye is sad and losing eyesight for a moment in meeting oncoming cars at night is also hazardous
because it leaves us all open to head on collisions we need better regulations to control the vehicle lighting standards
on new and used vehicles especially after modifications have been done to the vehicles, and with the advent of daytime running lamps there is little control of the systems

Please visit the u tube weblink below to see pix and comment about Daytime runnning lamps and fog lamps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfYTXh7_ ... er&list=UL

and a new high visibility safety color standard offered free on fleet vehicles where better ID and accident prevention is a goal for owner users

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAMJMk9D ... er&list=UL

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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby rubenoff » 16 Jan 2012, 4:42pm

My uncle lost the sight in on eye he got a small infection and did not go to the doctor quickly and then the eye ran water for a couple of months and when he seen the specialist they removed the eye to prevent infection spreading to the other eye
we take our eyesight for granted and on the jobsite,s really need to use eye protection where there are hazards

Our Ford focus car 2007 has a great lighting control for the headlamps the Daytime running lamps are built into the low beam
circuit and operates at half brilliance in automatic mode when the engine is started the Main lamp switch has a feature
that allows us to use fog lamps with the park and tail lamps alone and in the headlamp selected mode it allows either low or high beam through the dimmer switch this system allows us to use respect for the eyes of the oncoming motorists, by using low beam when meeting other drivers and shutting of the fog lamps when not required on clear days and nights, and using high beam when we are out on the highway and need the longer light beams to see hazard that may exist on the highways

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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby rubenoff » 19 Jan 2012, 5:04pm

there are some important things that we as driver's of automobile,s need to practice in order to respect the eye's of oncoming
driver's in nightime driving situations Fog lamps are supplied on many newer vehicles however these should not be used in clear weather and or nightime situations Because there is an increase of lighting being projected from the front of our vehicles towards the eyes of the other approaching driver,s Most vehicles now have the ability built in to the vehicle to allow operation of the fog lamps alone and the operation of rear vehicle tailamp.s and front park lamps, most common sense and properly written Motor Vehicle regulations will allow the use of fog lamps in place of the low beam lamps Because of lamps are normally being aimed lower so as to better peer under the fog, use of low and high beam is sometimes useless in foggy conditions because of the white light glowing backwards off the fog moisture particles into the eyes of the vehicle driver, amber colored fog lamps seem to work better because of less light spatter back into the eye,s of the driver using the fog lamps and the amber colored light is easier on the eyes of the oncoming drivers
The motor Vehicle regulations need to be re written to allow law enforcement to issue citaton's to drivers that drive around with fog lamps lit in clear weather or at nightime when the weather is clear.
Auxillary driving lamp's must be operated from the high beam light operation only so that the added light operates when the most seeing distance is required ahead of the vehicle at night, and to ensure that the auxillary driving lamps cannot be operated on Low beam operation to protect the eye's of the oncoming driver's
Frequent road side police Vehicle inspection's are required to catch and correct improper wiring and switching that allow the lights to be operated in a manner that decrease,s public safety and allows a disrespect to the eye's of the oncomimg driver's and allow a blinding headlamp situation that can create road rage and set up a head on collision accident waiting to occur
Some of the early Daytime Running lamp.s installed on vehicles allow the daytime running lamps to be lit in the daytime and then at the nightime they are called fog lamps and or Auxillary driving lamps and the operator has no means of shutting the lamps off
to respect the eyes of oncoming motorist's and or meet properly written and safe Motor Vehicle regulations that are supposed to be there for the protection of all drivers you and I
there is a great need to ensure that all vehicles have their headlamp alignment inspected in the following conditions
(1) when the unit is new fresh from the factory
(2) any time weight has been added to the vehicle ie. Canopy. winch, tool box, fuel tank, welder
or a deck that is used for carrying weight
(3) when the unit is used for towing trailers,
(4) anytime repairs are completed to the suspension of vehicle ( new springs etc. accident's)
(5) when the unit ages and there is settlement of the suspension ( 3-5 years)

as drivers we have the responsibility dim our lights when meeting oncoming vehicles, and when following vehicles to prevent our headlamps from blinding other's who share the roadway system
as a matter of common courtesy and to lower the risk's of creating accident's

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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby Si » 20 Jan 2012, 10:51am

rubenoff wrote:return comments appreciated

erm, you do realise that this is a cycling forum don't you?

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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby Grandad » 20 Jan 2012, 12:59pm

and the topic under discussion is loss of one eye, not vehicle lights.

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Re: loss of sight in one eye

Postby rubenoff » 21 Jan 2012, 4:44pm

Yes thanks you and the loss of an eye or loss of any sight if it be tempoary or loss by arc welding or other light sources is
a shock when it happens, and permanant sight loss is a serious thing to have happen to anyone we worked with sharp tools and grinders for years and had workers go for removal of debris,have you seen an eye safety film called its up to you?? it shows the actual removal of steel from an eye in the operating room


just a sample of the film similar to its up to you