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TITLE         :   Saga of a Glaucoma Blind


Author        :   Dr. Ankit M. Punjabi


Affiliation   :   Dept. of Ophthalmo...
To my closest friend I tell this story,
And as I speak, I tend to worry.
I wonder at night and sometimes in day,
I never t...
I was having glaucoma in both my eyes,
With no cure present, I knew eyesight will die.
There was only me to blame,
Yes, I ...
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Saga of a Glaucoma Blind

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  1. 1. TITLE : Saga of a Glaucoma Blind Author : Dr. Ankit M. Punjabi Affiliation : Dept. of Ophthalmology, K.I.M.S. Hospital, K.R. Road, V.V. Puram, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA Address for Correspondence: H.No. 186/1, 2nd Floor, 4th Main Road, 5th Cross, Chamarajpet, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA – 560018 Phone : 0091-9343708308 Email : drankitalways@gmail.com Saga of a Glaucoma Blind
  2. 2. To my closest friend I tell this story, And as I speak, I tend to worry. I wonder at night and sometimes in day, I never thought so much I will have to pay. They told me, "hey dude, you need a checkup" And I always said, "You just shut up!" "Glaucoma is a silent killer", they often said, And for those words, my ears were dead. I was forty then, looked fit and fine, But for my eyes I was never kind. "Do hell with the doc", I had in my mind, Not realizing that one day, I could be blind. As months went by, headaches came in, So severe, as if rewards of my sin. Me and my conscious still did not lit, And I kept on cornering the doctor’s visit, “Oh! Colored haloes around the lights I see”, I exclaimed and thought, “Am I guilty?” But I lived like that for more than a decade, Unaware, that my vision was going to fade. I went to the doc when I was fifty-two, But about my problem, I had no clue. He did all tests, and tried his level best, And told me I have already totally messed.
  3. 3. I was having glaucoma in both my eyes, With no cure present, I knew eyesight will die. There was only me to blame, Yes, I should have listened to them. And today when I am blind, My friend writes this, to make you remind. Don’t neglect them – they see for you, Please love your eyes - they are only two. To my request, I hope you will listen, “Don’t let anyone be blind, my Son!” -------xxxx------- Issued in Public Interest GLAUCOMA AWARENESS WEEK 7-13 MARCH 2010 http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=216088239974 Please Join if you like the poem.

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