Htun underwent sight-restoring eye surgery.
Before his surgery, Htun was only able to perceive light with his eyes and could not see clearly, so he needed someone to guide him when he walked and someone to help feed him. After his surgery, Htun can see people’s faces clearly again and is more independent, as he does not need someone to guide him when he walks and he can eat by himself again. Currently, Htun needs to wear sunglasses when he goes outside because his left eye is sensitive and still waters when exposed to bright lights.
Htun shared how much the procedure meant to him, “We cannot afford to pay for my surgery’s cost. Now my family feels less stressed because I will be able to earn an income after my eye recovers. I would like to say thank you so much. Covering the cost of my surgery is a big deal for us, and it has an impact on my whole life and my family’s too. Before my surgery, my wife was not able to find enough work to earn enough money to purchase sufficient food.”
Before his surgery, Htun was only able to perceive light with his eyes and could not see clearly, so he needed someone to guide him when he ...
Htun is a 50-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife, son, and two daughters in Thailand. Htun and his wife work as agricultural day laborers, but Htun had to stop working after he injured his eye.
Currently, Htun can only perceive light with both of his eyes, but he cannot clearly see objects. Although he is not in pain, he needs someone to assist him when he walks or eats. He also cannot work nor do any household chores as a result of losing his vision.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Htun. On March 2nd, doctors will perform the lens replacement surgery, and they will remove Htun’s natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After his surgery, Htun will be able to see clearly and get back to all that he needs to do in the day.
Htun said, “I am sad and depressed that I cannot see nor do anything. I feel sorry that my wife has had to accompany me everywhere and do every little thing for me such as helping me eat and go to the bathroom. I want to regain my vision quickly and I want to go back to work.”
Htun is a 50-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife, son, and two daughters in Thailand. Htun and his wife work as agricultural ...