Saram is a 51-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He lives with his wife and two sons. He also has one young grandchild. His wife makes traditional Khmer desserts and sells them out of their home. While he is working, he loves to listen to the news radio on his phone, and in his free time he helps to teach and look after his grandchild.
Two years ago, Saram developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision, irritation, and photophobia. These symptoms have worsened in the past two months. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Saram learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On September 24th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Saram said, “With my bad eyesight, I can’t drive my motorcycle or work on my farm very well anymore. I hope that my eyesight improves so much that I can keep working on my farm as long as I want.”