Madras Eye

  • My left eye was red on 5th. Very red. Not with anger or grief despite Amma Jayalalitha being left in a Bangalore prison . No tears, no burning sensation. Not Madras eye (Conjunctivitis). Only a minor irritation for me and major anguish for my wife and daughter. They insisted that we visit an ophthalmologist immediately. I resisted as usual. This could be self limiting. Let us give the eye a chance to recover on its own. “What is wrong in seeking a specialist’s opinion? If she tells that there is no problem, we would be relieved of the anxiety,” says my daughter. I have seldom found a doctor who would a leave a symptom untreated though he and us know that body cures many ailments without physician’s intervention in a couple of days. A doctor who sends back his patients with advice only and no prescription is rare. For him, every visitor to the clinic is a patient or a medical rep. A patient deserves treatment.

    Today’s drama in the court, people celebrating imminent bail for Jayalalitha, and then the judge denying it despite the recommendation of public prosecutor, and the tear jerking supporters mourning … I hope there won’t be more suicides.

    My eyes have cleared without treatment from a doctor. No tears. The timing is only a coincidence.


About pgbhat

A retired Naval Officer and an educationist. Has experience with software industry. A guest faculty at different institutes and a corporate trainer with software development companies.
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