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“You’ll Probably Go Blind Someday”

Words that affected me all my life

Anthony (Tony/Pcunix) Lawrence
3 min readMar 13, 2024

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A closeup of my green, not so endangered eyes
Photo by author. My eyes.

Fifty years ago or so, an ophthalmologist told me that I had severe astigmatism and then added, “You’ll probably go blind someday.” As you might expect, his words shocked and frightened me.

The fear stuck with me. Every now and then I remember sitting in the chair while that…

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Anthony (Tony/Pcunix) Lawrence

Retired Unix Consultant. I write tech and humor mostly but sometimes other things. See my Lists if your interests are specific.