Chhoeun is a 45-year-old rice farmer. He is married and has one daughter and three sons. His wife is a garment worker at a local factory, and his children are students. When Chhoeun is not working in the fields, he likes to play basketball with friends or his children.
One year ago, Chhoeun developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. As a result, 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 Chhoeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 2nd, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, Chhoeun will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Chhoeun shared with us, “After surgery, I hope my eye can see clearly again. I hope to easily plant rice and go out by myself without difficulty.”