January 6, 2022
Vibol is a 56-year-old rice farmer with two married sons and four grandchildren. He lives with his wife who works the farm with him and grows mangoes to sell at a local market. He likes to watch boxing on TV after a long day outside.
Six months ago, Vibol developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision and photophobia. He is frustrated because he doesn’t see well enough to harvest his crops.
When Vibol learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On January 6th, 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 and keep working on his farm. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Vibol shared that he hopes after surgery he can start seeing well again so he can plant rice and help his wife more at home.
Vibol is a 56-year-old rice farmer with two married sons and four grandchildren. He lives with his wife who works the farm with him and grow...
March 18, 2022
Vibol underwent cataract treatment so he can see clearly.
Vibol had a smooth and successful eye operation. The surgery has improved his vision, and he can now see the faces of his children and grandchildren. Doctors gave Vibol eye drops, which he has to apply each day as he heals. He looks forward to selling mangoes again at the local market to support his family, and to his newfound independence.
Vibol said, “I am so happy my neighbors told me about Children’s Surgical Centre to have my eye fixed. I will be able to help my children on the farm again to support my family. Thank you!”
Vibol had a smooth and successful eye operation. The surgery has improved his vision, and he can now see the faces of his children and grand...