Oeun is a 63-year-old security guard. He lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with his wife, who is a cook in a local factory. They have one daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren. When Oeun gets home from work, he looks after his grandchildren and plants vegetables around his house to supplement the family’s income.
About one year ago, Oeun developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him to experience photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. It is difficult for him to be outside in bright or dim light, making working as a security guard challenging. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go places on his own.
When Oeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On April 24th, doctors will perform 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. Oeun’s family contributed $100 to his care.
Oeun shared: “After surgery, I hope I can see clearly and can go to work well.”