Mongkol is a 3-year-old boy - the youngest child in his family with two older siblings - one sister and one brother. He lives in Kampong Cham province with his parents who are both rice farmers. At home, he likes to play with toy cars, keep up with his older siblings, and eat bananas.
Mongkol has strabismus in both eyes, a condition he was born with, although older children can develop it too. Strabismus is a misalignment of the eye caused by injury or dysfunction in the associated nerves and muscles. It is difficult for him to see well. This is because his eyes don’t focus together on the same object and each eye sends a different picture to the brain.
Mongkol traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On March 3rd, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to align his eyes. Now, Mongkol needs help to raise $331 to fund this procedure.
His parents shared: “We hope after surgery Mongol’s eyes look like other children’s eyes and he can see better when he goes to school. We do not want children to make fun of him.”
Mongkol is a 3-year-old boy - the youngest child in his family with two older siblings - one sister and one brother. He lives in Kampong Ch...
Mongkol underwent a surgery to align his eyes and help him avoid permanent vision complications.
Mongkol and his parents traveled for two and a half hours for treatment at Children’s Surgical Centre. He had surgery to adjust his eye muscles and was able to return home the next day. Mongkol’s mom instilled eye drops to ease the pain and avoid any infection. They will return in several weeks for a follow-up.This correction will have a significant effect on Mongkol’s life as he grows older. He will no longer have misaligned eyes, which will improve his self-esteem and how other people relate to him as he grows older.
Mongkol’s mother shared: “I feel so happy because the staff was friendly and caring. I want to say thank you to the doctor and CSC for their kindness in helping my son’s eye. His eyes will be straight, and he will be very good-looking.”
Mongkol and his parents traveled for two and a half hours for treatment at Children's Surgical Centre. He had surgery to adjust his eye musc...