Pao is a 76-year-old potato farmer from Cambodia. He has 20 grandchildren and enjoys watching television and listening to the monks pray in his free time.
One year ago, Pao developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurry vision, tearing, itchiness, and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Pao learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On February 26, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
He says, “I hope my eye surgery is successful so that I am able to see everything and recognize faces, as well as help out around the house and go anywhere by myself.”