“I hope my eye will feel comfortable soon,” shared 47-year-old Sakun. For a decade now, Sakun has been living with a pterygium in each of his eyes. These are non-cancerous growths that often develop in the eyes because of heavy exposure to sunlight or dust.
Besides this daily discomfort, Sakun’s pterygia cause him blurred vision, as well as redness, burning, and tearing in his eyes. These symptoms, in turn, make it difficult for Sakun to work.
Sakun is a rice farmer. It is important that he returns to physical wellness soon so that he can continue to work to support his wife and three sons. Restoring his vision will also help Sakun return to one of his favorite leisure activities, watching the news on TV (which is difficult for him now due to his vision issues).
If Sakun receives a pterygium excision surgery in each eye, his pain and irritation will go away. For $150, we can sponsor this double surgery, as well as the hospital stay and medications Sakun will need to recover safely from his operation.
“I would like to be able to go outside on my own,” Sakun shares. With this medical intervention, that will be possible again for Sakun.