Pisey is a 44-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He and his wife, who is also a rice farmer, have one son and two daughters. During his free time, he enjoys listening to the news on the radio.
One year ago, Pisey developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him to experience eye tearing, itchiness, light sensitivity, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own.
When Pisey learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 2nd, doctors will perform cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help funding this $253 procedure.
Pisey says, “I hope after surgery my eye can see better so I can return to the field and plant rice.”