Sov is a 72-year-old widower from Takeo province. He has one son, six daughters, and twenty grandchildren. He lives alone after his wife passed away 40 years ago. His children help support him through their work at local garment factories. At home, he enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio, and joining ceremonies at his local pagoda.
Two years ago, Sov developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and a cloudy lens. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Sov learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for 4.5 hours seeking treatment. On January 5th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant a new lens in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Sov said, “I hope after surgery I can see more clearly, so I can recognize faces and join ceremonies at the pagoda in my village.”
Sov is a 72-year-old widower from Takeo province. He has one son, six daughters, and twenty grandchildren. He lives alone after his wife pas...
Sov underwent cataract surgery so that he can see well again.
Sov was glad he took the advice of relatives to have his cataract removed. He traveled with his son to our medical partner CSC, where he had successful surgery in the Eye Clinic. He stayed overnight in the hospital, rested at home for a few more days, and will apply eyedrops eight times daily for the next couple of weeks to aid in healing. When his eye has completely healed, he will be able to live more independently without fear of falling and be able to travel to visit his family. This will give him more freedom and he won’t have to stay home and be lonely, which he is feeling optimist about again.
Sov’s son shared, “My father had the surgery free of charge and is very happy. We want to say thank you so much to CSC for your kindness and for helping to heal his eye. He can go outside by himself now and is grateful.”
Sov was glad he took the advice of relatives to have his cataract removed. He traveled with his son to our medical partner CSC, where he ha...