Pork is a 92-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has one son, two daughters, and ten grandchildren. He lives with his elderly wife and his youngest daughter, who is a rice farmer and financially supports them. At home, he likes listening to Buddhist prayers on the radio.
Three years ago, Pork developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him to experience itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Pork describes it as if there is a film covering his eye. This condition makes it difficult to see any small details clearly, and he is unable to help around the house, which causes him sadness as he considers it part of his responsibility to help as the head of his family. Overall, Pork has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go out on his own.
When Pork learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On November 1st, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Pork said: “I hope, after surgery, both eyes can see better. I hope to recognize relatives, help my wife in the house, and eat and drink well.”