Srean is a retired rice farmer from Prey Veng province. He is 53 years old and married with two sons and one grandchild. Several years ago, Srean’s wife lost her hand in a brick kiln accident, so Srean helps with many household chores. His oldest son, a construction worker, financially supports Srean and his wife. At home, Srean and his wife like to listen to the news on the radio.
Several years ago, Srean developed a cataract in his right eye, causing blurred vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking. His condition has also taken a mental toll, as he oftens feels disheartened by his difficulty helping his wife with daily chores like he used to.
When Srean learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 14th, Srean will undergo cataract surgery at CSC’s care center. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, Srean needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Srean said “I hope after surgery I can see better, go outside, and perhaps plant rice again.”
Srean is a retired rice farmer from Prey Veng province. He is 53 years old and married with two sons and one grandchild. Several years ago, ...
Srean underwent cataract surgery so he can help his wife and farm again.
Srean struggled with deteriorating vision for several years, which made him dependent on others, even for simple outdoor activities. This situation was emotionally challenging for him, as he couldn’t assist his wife with household tasks or engage in physical work. After his surgery, he took a few days to rest at home and used eye drops to aid in healing and prevent infection. The cataract surgery will have a positive impact on his life by allowing him to regain his independence. Srean is excited about being more self-sufficient and looking forward to taking walks with his wife.
Srean’s wife said, “I am happy that my husband can see clearly again so he can take care of himself, help me do housework, and drive a motorbike on his own again. We are very grateful to the hospital for being there for us.”
Srean struggled with deteriorating vision for several years, which made him dependent on others, even for simple outdoor activities. This si...