Chhuon is a 65-year-old rice farmer. He is married with one son, four daughters, and nine grandchildren. He lives with his wife and several of his grandchildren. All of his children are garment workers at local factories. Chhuon has recently retired from farming due to his age and poor vision, and now likes to spend his days listening to the news on the radio.
Six months ago, Chhuon developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him to have cloudy vision and sensitivity to light. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Chhuon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On October 4th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly again. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Chhuon says, “I hope after surgery I can see better, and go outside. I hope to take care of myself and not need help from others.”