Leng is a 45-year-old rice farmer from Kompong Cham province. He is married with one daughter and one grandchild. Both his wife and daughter also work in the rice fields. When free from work, he likes spending time with his family and watching the news.
About six months ago, Leng developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, thus is unable to travel on his own.
When Leng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On March 27th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
He said, “I hope after surgery I can do my work more easily and recognize people.”
Leng is a 45-year-old rice farmer from Kompong Cham province. He is married with one daughter and one grandchild. Both his wife and daughter...
Leng underwent his cataract surgery.
Leng had assumed his vision would continue deteriorating until he heard from a friend who underwent successful surgery with our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Center (CSC). He traveled four and a half hours to CSC, where surgeons removed his cataract and replaced the lens. Leng rested for several days at home and applied eye drops to decrease any risk of infection. Leng is looking forward to the future and being able to work in the rice fields to feed his family and to do the things he loves again - watching the news, helping his wife around the house, and playing with his grandchild!
Leng shared: “I feel happy that my eye is good again. I can take care of myself and go everywhere. I am thankful I am not going blind, and CSC helped me to see again.”
Leng had assumed his vision would continue deteriorating until he heard from a friend who underwent successful surgery with our medical part...