Loeun is a 76-year-old monk and a chief of a small pagoda in a rural area in Cambodia. Loeun has a son, two daughters, and five grandchildren, all of his children are farmers. When Loeun has free time, he shared how much he enjoys teaching his students.
Two years ago, Loeun developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him trouble seeing at night or in bright daylight, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Loeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours with his son seeking treatment. On March 4th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, Loeun will be able to see clearly and return to his daily life activities. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Loeun shared, “I hope after surgery I can see clearly, can read well, I can continue to manage my pagoda well.”