Khom is a 48-year-old farmer with one daughter, three sons, and one grandson. Khom lives with his wife who is also a farmer. He likes to watch Khmer boxing on TV, but this is getting harder for him along with other things he needs to do.
One year ago, Khom developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Khom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled across Cambodia for seven and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 27th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and will 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 $229 procedure.
Khom says, “I hope after surgery my eye can clearly again. I want to work in the field and plant vegetables around my house to be able to make more money again.”