Rith is a 60-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has seven children and nine grandchildren, and he enjoys listening to the news on the radio in his free time.
One year ago, Rith developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him pain, headaches, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Rith learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 23, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
He says, “I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to see clearly again and be able to go anywhere I want to independently.”