Khom is a rice and cashew nut farmer from Cambodia. He has ten grandchildren and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Khom developed a cataract in each eye, causing him partially blind vision, teary eyes, photophobia, and blurred vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Khom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On February 11, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
He says, “I hope my eye surgery is successful so I can see everything clearly and recognize everyone’s faces. I also hope that I will be able to do my work at home.”