Om is a 52-year-old rice farmer. He lives in Kampong Thom province in Cambodia with his sister and daughter. His sister is also a rice farmer and his daughter helps support the family by working in a nearby garment factory. In his free time, Om enjoys gardening.
About one year ago, Om developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him to experience itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. His impaired vision interferes with his ability to work and live his life independently.
When Om learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On May 8th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform small incision cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in his right eye. After recovery, Om will be able to see clearly and resume his life free from his current symptoms. Now, he needs your help to fund this $253 procedure.
Om shared: “I hope I can go back to working normally and helping my family.”