Choeun is a 56-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is married with four sons, one daughter, and one grandchild. His children all work nearby in construction and garment factories. When he’s not working, Choeun likes spending time with his family, reading the news, and checking his Facebook.
About two years ago, Choeun developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and light sensitivity. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go places on his own.
When Choeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On January 5th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Choeun shared: “I hope after this operation I will be able to be comfortable on the rice farm.”