Oeun is a 70-year-old widow and retired rice farmer. He shared that his wife passed away several years ago. He used to farm rice, but with his declining vision, he stopped farming. He lives with his son and his family and has one grandchild. At home, he likes to listen to the news and the monks give sermons on the radio.
Almost six years ago, Oeun developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia and blurry vision. It is hard for him to help around the house because he often has double vision, and it is difficult to coordinate. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Oeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 22th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this procedure costing $229.
Oeun shared, “I hope after surgery I can see better. I hope to go outside again and take better care of myself and my family.”