Meet Seng, a 78-year-old man from Cambodia. “Seng is married with two sons, one daughter, and two grandchildren. He enjoys visiting the pagoda and listening to monks pray,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
One year ago, Seng developed mature cataracts in each eye. A cataract occurs when a thin, cloudy layer forms over the eye’s lens. “This causes him blurred vision, discharge, tearing, and fear of bright lights. It is hard for him to see clearly, do work, or go anywhere outside,” CSC explains.
After learning about CSC, Seng and his daughter travelled three hours to visit their clinic. They learned that a simple surgical procedure may restore Seng’s sight.
With $225, Seng will undergo cataract surgery, during which his old lenses will be removed and replaced with sheer artificial implants, allowing him to see again immediately after his operation.