Rean is a 54-year-old rice farmer and grandfather who lives in Cambodia. He’s married with six children and four grandchildren. He likes to watch the news on TV and listen to monks pray on the radio.
About a year ago, Rean developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision and extreme sensitivity to light. It’s hard for him to go out on his own, recognize faces, or do work.
Cataracts are very common in Cambodia and are one of the leading causes of blindness in adults. Fortunately, on October 27, Rean underwent cataract surgery with our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. Surgeons removed the cloudy lenses in his eyes and replaced them with new, clear implants.
Now, Rean needs help to fund this $292 procedure.
“I hope my eyes can see more clearly,” he says, “so that I can continue my work in the fields and easily go anywhere outside by myself.”