Hak underwent surgery to reattach his retina so he can see clearly and start working.
Hak had retinal reattachment surgery to repair his eye at Children’s Surgical Centre. His eyesight will be blurry for several days but should greatly improve as he heals. He will rest at home for at least a week, then be able to return to day-to-day activities and farming with his children in about 3-4 weeks. This surgery will enable Hak to work to support his family and make sure his grandchildren can stay in school. Now, Hak will have a more productive life and be useful in his community.
Hak said: “I am so thankful I was able to receive this treatment. I will be able to work again to support my family and my health will be better. Thank you to everyone who helped me with this surgery.”
Hak had retinal reattachment surgery to repair his eye at Children's Surgical Centre. His eyesight will be blurry for several days but shou...
Hak is a 53-year-old farmer with one son, four daughters, and four grandchildren. Hak lives with his wife and their son. His wife and his son are also rice farmers. Hak likes to listen to the radio news and watch Khmer boxing on TV.
One year ago, the retina of Hak’s right eye detached, causing him blurred vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Hak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 2nd, eye surgeons will perform a retinal detachment repair procedure in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $648 procedure.
Hak says, “I hope my eye can see well after surgery so I can go back to the rice field.”
Hak is a 53-year-old farmer with one son, four daughters, and four grandchildren. Hak lives with his wife and their son. His wife and his so...