Doeur is a 26-year-old father from Prey Veng province, Cambodia. He is married and has a two-year-old daughter. His wife works in a nearby clothing factory, and he has recently started a job as a welder. In his free time, he likes to play volleyball with his friends and spend time at home with his wife and daughter.
Three years ago, following a motorbike accident, Doeur developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him loss of vision in the affected eye. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own.
When Doeur learned about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled 4.5 hours seeking treatment. On August 7th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery (cataract surgery that employs ultrasound energy) and an intraocular lens implant (an artificial replacement for the lens of the eye) in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Doeur is able to contribute $100 towards the cost of the surgery and is asking for help to raise the remaining $253 to fully fund the procedure.
Doeur shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly again. I can go to work well again and can take care of my family well.”