Tong is a 56-year-old construction worker who lives in Kampong Cham province with his wife and daughter. His wife is a rice farmer, and his daughter is a high school student. In his free time, Tong enjoys listening to the news on the radio and watching Cambodian boxing.
About seven months ago, Tong developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him to experience photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go out on his own.
When Tong learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On October 4th, doctors will perform a small incision 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. Tong contributed $75 to his care.
Tong said, “I hope, after surgery, my vision is better so I can do more work and support my family.”