Un is a 56-year-old security guard from Cambodia. He has four children, three grandchildren, and enjoys watching the news on television.
Five years ago, Un developed a pterygium in his left eye, causing him irritation, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Un learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. Un needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of his procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days.
“I hope that I will be able to see clearly and that I will be able to continue working,” shared Un.