Mey is a 57-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons and three daughters. Currently, he lives with his wife, one of his sons, and his elderly mother. Mey’s wife works alongside him as a farmer. After harvest season ends, he and his wife plant vegetables around the house to sell for extra income. In his free time, Mey like to watch Khmer boxing and news on the TV. He is generally in good health, and is only bothered and his life impacted by his vision.
This is because one year ago, Mey developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia, poor night vision, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Mey learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours with his daughter seeking treatment. On February 3rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Mey shared, “I hope I can see well again, so I can return to the rice field. I want to be able to return to my normal daily activities like before.”