My friend just lost an eye on an accident and I don't know how to deal with it or what to tell him. He seems to have a good sense of humor about it but I can only imagine how bad it feels.

Is there any specific stuff I should be aware of, or topics I should avoid?

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    This depends very much on your friend. Some people want to talk about their fate, others don't and rather want to go back to normality as good as possible. A general answer can't be given. It's even hard to give answers in a "I could imagine... " style in this case, even if they were wanted in this forum. – puck May 12 at 15:25
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    I think there may be an interesting core question here, about talking to people that recently have had a pretty traumatic injury that may have an impact on them for the rest of their lives, from an academic-research point of view. Perhaps it's a good idea to run that through the Sandbox first though, for further fine-tuning. But I'm pretty sure there's research based guidelines for nurses and family members on how to approach such situations out there! – Tinkeringbell May 13 at 18:00

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