Yan is a retired rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons and two daughters. His wife passed away eight years ago from stomach cancer, and Yan lives with his youngest son. Although Yan has retired, he still enjoys spending time in the rice fields and listening to monks pray on the radio.
About two years ago, Yan developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Consequently, he has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is unable to go out on his own.
When Yan learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled to their care center seeking treatment. On February 9th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Yan shared: “After surgery, I hope my eye can see better, and I can go to the pagoda by myself.”
Yan is a retired rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons and two daughters. His wife passed away eight years ago from stomach cancer, and...
Yan underwent cataract surgery to restore his vision.
Yan was lonely at home because he was reluctant to go outside with poor vision until a neighbor told him about Children’s Surgical Centre and their eye surgery. He returned home the day after surgery. Yan’s vision is slowly improving, and he is happy to help with the livestock, do housework, and go outside by himself. This will improve his life because it is important for him to be more useful to his family. Yan is also relieved that he is not going blind.
Yan’s son said: “I feel happy to see my father seeing well so he can take care of himself. He can do everything by himself. We are very grateful we all do not worry about his eye anymore.”
Yan was lonely at home because he was reluctant to go outside with poor vision until a neighbor told him about Children's Surgical Centre an...