The Curmudgeon just returned from a visit with his ophthalmologist, a twice-a-year event. He goes so often because the blood pressure in his eyes is fairly high, which makes him “glaucoma-suspect” – that’s the actual term they use. If The Curmudgeon’s father hadn’t had glaucoma they wouldn’t give this a second thought, but since he did, it’s considered something worth monitoring.
In explaining the results of the morning’s tests, the doctor noted a slight increase in the pressure in one of his eyes:
Doctor: “The pressure in your right eye is up a little, and since the cornea’s not thin, that’s probably a pretty accurate reading.”
Curmudgeon: “Doc, there’s nothing on me that’s thin.”