• Print
Breaking news

San Francisco-based photographer Timothy Archibald began photographing his autis...read more By Tara Wood, Writer The day before my daughter Norah’s fourth birthday, she ...read more Daniel, Jr., 10, and Dominic, 6, Medina asked their dad to pull over so they cou...read more     60 SHARES Share on Faceboo...read more Stories from our readers “My son Caleb Stewart found $1000 in a room he wa...read more Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki lived a happy life as dairy farmers in rural Japan, raisin...read more A couple in China were touched at their wedding after a former teacher returned...read more

Indebted for “Sight”

In 1995, I got my first pair of contact lenses. Excited about ditching my glasses, I used to wear them all the time.

The doctor failed to notice that I had a condition called ‘dry eyes’.

Soon my cornea got irritated and infected.

My parents frantically took me from doctor to doctor. Within 2 days, my visioned blurred.

I felt like I was going blind. My uncle heard about my worsening condition.

He took me immediately to the best eye surgeon, Dr. P.S. Mehr in Agha Khan Hospital.

A minor operation was performed immediately .

The surgeon proclaimed that had I come 30 minutes later, I would’ve gone blind. Rigorous antibiotics finally cured me.

Almost 20 years later, this same uncle was diagnosed with cancer. I went to visit him after his chemotherapy session.

He was admitted in that same hospital. As I walked down the corridor, it struck me how the situation was reversed.

He was the sick one, and I had no way of cure him….

Story shared by our readers.

Written by Shaheen Galaria

Tags: ,

No Comments

Leave a reply

Post your comment
Enter your name
Your e-mail address

Story Page