Chom is an 84-year-old retired commune chief who enjoys listening to the news and to monks pray on the radio. He has three daughters, four sons, and 20 grandchildren. Since Chom’s wife has unfortunately passed, he now lives with his daughter, who is an assistant to the commune chief.
One year ago, Chom developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him to experience eye tearing, itchiness, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own.
When Chom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 10th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
Chom says, “I hope after surgery my eye can see better and I can get around outside easily on my own and visit the pagoda for ceremonies.”
Chom is an 84-year-old retired commune chief who enjoys listening to the news and to monks pray on the radio. He has three daughters, four s...
Chom underwent cataract surgery so he can regain his vision.
After losing much of his vision in his left eye, it had become difficult for Chom to work. His daughter had to help him read, and he felt ashamed he could not see well to manage independently. One of the villagers recommended he go to our medical partner CSC to repair his eye. He was able to receive the surgery, and after a few days of rest, he is starting to heal. Although it will take several weeks for his eye to heal completely, he looks forward to seeing well again.
Chom’s daughter said, “We are lucky that my father could get care to fix his eye. Good eye care is not available in our province, and we are grateful that you have supported him to have this surgery. Thank you to the staff at the hospital, they were very kind to us.”
After losing much of his vision in his left eye, it had become difficult for Chom to work. His daughter had to help him read, and he felt as...