Aung is a six-year-old student from Thailand. He lives with his parents and brother. His mother works at a factory, his father is a homemaker, and his brother goes to school. In his free time, Aung likes to play with his toys and watch cartoon movies on the television.
Aung has cataract in his right eye. As a result, he can only see light with that eye, and his eye is very sensitive and irritated. Fortunately, on November 15th, Aung will undergo lens replacement surgery, during which surgeons will remove Aung’s natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is requesting $1,500 to this surgery for Aung.
Aung’s mother shared: “We do not have money to treat him ourselves. My son is so lucky to be treated through the help of donors.”
Aung is a six-year-old student from Thailand. He lives with his parents and brother. His mother works at a factory, his father is a homemake...
Aung underwent surgery to restore his vision.
Before the operation, Aung’s right eye was sensitive to light, so he had to wear sunglasses and an eye pad on his right eye whenever he went outside. He could only see white light with that eye. His eye was also red. After the surgery, his eye is not red anymore. He starts to see through his right eye but not yet clearly until he heals more. He still needs to wear sunglasses when he goes outside, but is so happy that this will get better with time.
Aung’s mother said, “I am so happy to see my son getting better. The doctor explained me that Aung needs retina transplant in order to see completely again. But I am happy with what we have. We will wait the donors for the transplant. I have planned to send him school again when he is healthy. He is a clever boy. He is continuously asking me to allow him watch cartoons. I told him to wait till we see the doctor again. And again, thanks for helping us a lot.”
Before the operation, Aung’s right eye was sensitive to light, so he had to wear sunglasses and an eye pad on his right eye whenever he went...