Ka is a 77-year-old retired rice farmer from Kandal province. He lives with his wife who is also retired from their rice farm. They have no children. He and his wife are supported with food from relatives and neighbors. At home, he loves listening to the monks pray on the radio and joining ceremonies at the pagoda.
Two years ago, Ka developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and photophobia. He is no longer able to visit the local pagoda by himself, and he shared that he feels ashamed he cannot go out alone.
When Ka learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and half hours seeking treatment. On January 3rd, 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.
Ka said: “I hope my vision improves and I can get around easily by myself. I want to be able to help care for my wife and walk to the pagoda by myself.”