Khem is a 49-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has a daughter. Khem’s wife works as a garment worker, and their daughter is in school. After a long day at work, Khem shared that he loves to come home and listen to the news on the radio and help his daughter with her homework.
A year ago, Khem developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him tearing and blurry vision. As a result, he has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go out alone.
When Khem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 24th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund Khem’s procedure.
Kehm said, “After surgery, I hope I will see clearly. I hope to go outside, recognize things, and plant rice well.”
Khem is a 49-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has a daughter. Khem's wife works as a garment worker, and their daughter...
Khem underwent cataract surgery to restore his vision.
Khem was resigned to having poor vision for the rest of his life until a relative told him about Children’s Surgical Centre and eye surgery that might help him to see better again. After surgery, he was able to return home the following day. Khem’s vision has improved, and he looks forward to farming his land to support his family. This will improve his self-esteem as he is the primary financial support in his family and needs a successful rice crop to feed his family.
Khem shared, “It will be easier for me to manage the farm when I see better. My eyesight has improved so I can be useful and support our family. My wife is happy because I can help her with housework. Thank you to the people who paid for me to have this surgery so I can see well again.”
Khem was resigned to having poor vision for the rest of his life until a relative told him about Children's Surgical Centre and eye surgery ...