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Meet Ly, a 73-year-old grandfather from Cambodia. “Ly is married with two sons, one daughter, and seven grandchildren,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “He spends his time reading books and newspapers, and planting crops around his home.” “Six months ago, Ly developed a cataract in his right eye,” shares CSC. “This causes him blurred vision, and a sensation of something in his eye.” A cataract occurs as proteins begin to develop on the lens of the eye. Cataracts often get progressively worse over time, as more proteins develop on the lens, causing it to become more clouded and impairing vision further. Ly explains, "It is hard for me to see everything clearly and recognize the faces of people around me. It is hard to go anywhere outside.” To ensure that Ly does not lose his vision, he needs to have the lens of his eye surgically replaced. In a short operation, doctors can restore Ly’s sight by replacing the clouded lens with a new, clear, artificial lens. After only one to two days of recovery time following the procedure, he will be able to see clearly again. $150 will fund the cost of the surgery, the hospital stay, and the necessary medicines to ensure that Ly’s eye heals quickly and without infection. Ly and his family look forward to his treatment and getting his vision back. “I hope my father in law can see everything clearly after treatment like normal again and be able to do work on his own,” his son-in-law shares. “I hope he can go places without needing help and that I won’t have to worry about him going blind any more.”

$150raised
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