Van is a 71-year-old teacher from Cambodia. He has six children and six grandchildren, and he likes listening to the monks pray on the radio.
One month ago, Van developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision, photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Van learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 11, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 I will be able to see better, recognize things, and read books again.”