April 1, 2022
Koem Chun underwent successful cataract surgery to improve his vision.
Koem Chun’s surgery was a success! He is very pleased with the results of his cataract surgery, after experiencing poor vision for several years. After surgeons determined that he was stable, he was able to return home to recover. He will apply eye drops eight times a day to aid in healing, and avoid any water near his affected eye. He will be able to grow rice again to feed his family, and he looks forward to becoming more independent.
Koem Chun’s wife shared, “we are relieved that my husband can go places again. He is no longer afraid that he will fall, and will help around the farm. He is happier and feels good that he can do more things. Thank you for helping to pay for his surgery; he is very grateful.”
Koem Chun's surgery was a success! He is very pleased with the results of his cataract surgery, after experiencing poor vision for several y...
December 8, 2021
Koem Chun is a 78-year-old rice farmer. Koem Chun is married and has five sons, three daughters, and 20 grandchildren. He lives with his wife and their youngest daughter, who makes a living selling materials in the local market.
Five years ago, Koem Chun developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him tearing, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light. He cannot see well in low light and colors all look faded to him.
When Koem Chun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 9th, doctors will perform small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Koem Chun shared, “I hope I will see better and go outside again. I need to grow rice to feed my family.”
Koem Chun is a 78-year-old rice farmer. Koem Chun is married and has five sons, three daughters, and 20 grandchildren. He lives with his wif...