Sokhom is a 65-year-old motor taxi driver with one son, two daughters, and four grandchildren. Sokhom lives with his wife and their daughter who is a garment factory worker. Nowadays, Sokhom does not drive his motor taxi because of his vision. Instead, he spends his time at home looking after his grandchildren, watching Khmer boxing on TV, and listening to the news on the radio.
About three years ago, Sokhom developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia, tearing, irritation, and itching. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sokhom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled with his son seeking treatment. On April 27th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Sokhom shared, “I hope after my surgery I can see well so I can drive my motorcycle again to support my family.”