Sou is a 71-year-old retired vegetable seller from Kampong Thom province in Cambodia. He is married and has one son, three daughters, and four grandchildren. He lives with his wife and their children support their living. Sou said that he enjoys listening to monks pray at the local pagoda and listening to the news on the radio.
Three years ago, Sou developed a cataract in his left eye and started to experience itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has trouble staying outside due to light sensitivity and finds it difficult to do his usual activities. Now, Sou has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. When Sou learned about our CSC, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On June 6th, doctors at CSC’s care center will perform cataract surgery on Sou and implant an intraocular lens in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Sou said, “I hope after surgery for my eye I will feel happy and recognize relatives.”