Nhoem is a 67-year-old rice farmer with four daughters, five sons, and many grandchildren. He lives and works alongside his wife. Their children have all grown up, but they are taking care of two of their grandchildren, who are in primary school. It has been difficult for him to work recently due to his vision, so he spends most of his time at home, doing housework and cooking for his grandchildren.
Four years ago, Nhoem developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and sensitivity to light. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Nhoem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three-and-a-half hours with his son seeking treatment. On July 13th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract 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 $229 procedure.
Nhoem shared, “I need to work again to support my family, so I hope this surgery will clear my vision and that I can heal quickly.”