World Glaucoma Awareness Week
7-13th March, 2010
Saga of a Glaucoma Blind
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.
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!”
A Poem by DR. ANKIT MAHESH PUNJABI
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