Mao is a 65-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has one son, two daughters, and six grandchildren. He likes to listen to the news on the radio.
One year ago, Mao developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision, tearing, and cloudy lenses. It is difficult for him to see things clearly or to go anywhere outside, and he is worried about going blind.
Mao knew about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), because his sister had surgery there before. He traveled for three hours with his daughter to reach CSC for treatment.
On January 10, Mao will receive cataract eye surgery and an artificial lens will be implanted in each eye. CSC are requesting $292 for the treatment, after which Mao will be able to see clearly again.
“I hope I can see everything more clearly,” says Mao, “so that I can help my family and I can go anywhere easily.”