Sam Oeun is a 41-year-old bus driver. He is married and has one son and two daughters. His wife is a food seller. At home, Sam Oeun enjoys watching boxing on TV.
Two years ago, Sam Oeun developed a pterygium in his left eye, causing him burning, itchiness, and discomfort with his appearance. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil.
When Sam Oeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled there hoping for treatment. Sam Oeun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal growth and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of his procedure is $216. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for June 16th.
Sam Oeun shared, “I hope after surgery my eye feels comfortable so I can go back to work and not worry about my eye anymore.”