Ratha is a 53-year-old father of two from the Kandal province of Cambodia. He is married and has one son and one daughter who are both in school. Ratha works in construction and his wife sells cakes. In his free time, he enjoys watching Cambodian boxing and spending time with his family.
One year ago, Ratha developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him to tear and experience blurry vision. He has also had to cut his hours at work because of vision impairment. 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 Ratha learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On March 8th, 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.
Ratha says, “I hope after surgery I can see better and go back to work.”