Samuth is a 76-year-old farmer from Cambodia with seven children and four grandchildren. He lives with his wife and three daughters, and they all work together planting rice and other crops, which they sell at markets.
Two years ago, Samuth developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Samuth learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 18th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
“I can’t do much with only one good eye, especially not working in the field or driving my moto. I also want to travel far to visit pagodas. I hope the surgery can help clear my vision in this way,” Samuth said.