Kranh is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has four sons, three daughters, and six grandchildren. He likes to watch the news in his free time.
A year ago, Kranh developed a pterygium in his right eye, causing him irritation, burning, and itchiness. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Kranh learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. Kranh needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of his procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for December 17.
His wife says, “I hope my husband’s eye surgery goes well so he will feel better and so he can return to work soon.”