Sophal is a 58-year-old rice farmer. He and his wife have two daughters and three sons who are all in school studying. When he is not farming, he likes to listen to the news on the radio.
Sophal developed a cataract in his left eye four years ago, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. As a result, he has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sophal learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 22nd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly again. CSC is requesting $229 to fund Sophal’s procedure.
Sophal shared, “I hope my eye can see well again. Then I’ll be able to go to the rice field again and plant vegetables for sale to earn money to support my family.”