August 1, 2016
Meet Chim, a 56-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. “Chim is married with three sons, four daughters, and ten grandchildren. He enjoys watching boxing on TV and listening to music,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
Four years ago, Chim developed mature cataracts in each eye. A cataract occurs when a thin, cloudy layer forms over the eye’s lens. “This causes him blurred vision, discharge, tearing, and fear of bright lights. It is hard for him to see clearly, do work, or go anywhere outside,” CSC explains.
After learning about CSC, Chim and his son travelled two hours to visit their clinic. They learned that a simple surgical procedure may restore Chim’s sight.
With $292, Chim will undergo cataract surgery, during which his old lenses will be removed and replaced with sheer artificial implants, allowing him to see again immediately after his operation.
Meet Chim, a 56-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. “Chim is married with three sons, four daughters, and ten grandchildren. He enjoys watch...
October 24, 2016
Chim successfully received vision-restoring cataract surgery.
Chim’s eye cataract was successfully removed from his right eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, Chim was given eye drops to reduce inflammation and fight infection. He went home after the first surgery and has yet to return to have the same operation completed in the other eye. Because returning to the clinic requires taking a day off from work and usually a family escort, he may have had trouble finding a day to come back. Also, because Chim left with clear vision in one eye, his problems with blurred vision are less of a burden making the second surgery a less immediate priority than the first. The second surgery will be free whenever Chim returns.
“I feel very happy that I can see everything clearly again so that I can do any work on the farm easily” says Chim, “I can go anywhere outside by myself.”
Chim's eye cataract was successfully removed from his right eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, Chim was given ...