Ath is a 54-year-old rice farmer. He is married and has two daughters, three sons, and six grandchildren. He lives with his wife, who farms the ancestral land with him. At home, he likes to listen to the news and boxing matches.
Two years ago, Ath 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, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Ath learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 17th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Ath says, “I hope after surgery my vision can improve so I can go back to working in the rice fields again. I want to be able to see the faces of my grandchildren and walk them to school.”