Yoeung is a 41-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He is married and has one son and two daughters. All of his children are in school. In his spare time, Yoeung likes to play on his phone and watch the news on TV.
Three years ago, Yoeung developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. The condition affects Yoeung’s ability to work safely at his job.
When Yoeung learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours with his wife seeking treatment. On May 19th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, Yoeung needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Yoeung shared, “I hope that after my vision improves I can find more jobs to support my family.”