Rom is a 68-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two children and three grandchildren, and in his free time he likes to watch television and listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Rom developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurry vision and vertigo. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Rom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 1, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
He says, “I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to help my daughter take care of her children and attend events at the pagoda.”