Hong is a 44-year-old taxi driver from Cambodia. He has one son, three daughters, and enjoys watching Chinese dramas on television in his free time.
One year ago, Hong developed a pterygium in right, causing him blurry vision and photophobia. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Hong learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. Hong needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of his procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for October 02.
“I hope that I will no longer have to worry about my husband’s condition, and that he will be able to see clearly after his surgery.” -Hong’s Wife