Ham is a 65-year-old grandfather living in Cambodia with his family. He is married with six sons, two daughters, and eight grandchildren. Ham enjoys watching boxing on TV and traveling to the pagoda to listen to the monks pray.
Two years ago, Ham developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision. Since then, he has been unable to leave his home independently, watch boxing, or do any work he needs to do to help support his family.
Ham traveled for three hours with his wife to reach our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). His doctors told him he was in need of a small incision cataract surgery (SCIS) and an intraocular lens implant (IOL) in each eye, which will replace his internal lenses with artificial lenses, and restore his vision to full clarity. In total, the procedure, supplies, drugs, and three days of inpatient care will cost $225.
After full recovery, Ham will have regained clear vision, and be able to do his work independently. “I hope I will be able to read and watch TV again,” he says, “and I look forward to leaving the house by myself.” His wife looks forward to his regained independence, and knowing that his vision will not deteriorate further.