October 17, 2022
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.”
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 ...
March 27, 2023
Ath underwent cataract surgery in his right eye.
For the past several years, Ath had difficulty going outside by himself because his vision had deteriorated. This caused him to lose face because he could not manage his farm well. After the surgery at Children’s Surgical Centre, he returned to his province with improved sight. He rested at home for a few days and applied eye drops to aid in healing and decrease the risk of infection. The cataract surgery will help him perform rice farm work independently and improve his life greatly. At the same time, Ath is looking forward to enjoy his life even more again.
Ath said: “I am grateful to the staff and the people who have made my life easier now that I can see better. I look forward to growing food to feed my family now that I am not afraid to be outside on my own. Thank you for helping me see better.”
For the past several years, Ath had difficulty going outside by himself because his vision had deteriorated. This caused him to lose face be...