72-year-old Meas is a retired rice farmer, living with his wife in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. Together, they have two sons, five daughters, and fifteen grandchildren. His wife collects lotus seeds to sell at the market, and their children also help to support the family through farming and factory work.
About two years ago, Meas developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and itchiness. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, and as a result of his impaired vision, he is reluctant to go out on his own.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is seeking $253 to fund Meas’ treatment. On April 20th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform Intra-capsular cataract extraction (ICCE), and implant an intraocular lens in his right eye. After recovery, Meas will once again be able to see clearly.
Meas shared: “After surgery, I hope I can easily go out, recognize things well, and can take care of myself well.”