Phat is a 64-year-old farmer who is married with one son, three daughters, and nine grandchildren. Phat lives with his children, who help support him through their work as farmers. Due to his age and poor vision, Phat stays at home and helps take care of the grandchildren. His favorite pastime is listening to the news on the radio.
Phat developed a cataract in his right eye three years ago, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. As a result, he has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Phat learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 22nd, 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. CSC is requesting $229 procedure to fund Phat’s procedure.
Phat shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see well. Then I can go to the pagoda by myself and can see the faces of my grandchildren.”