Vandy is a 70-year-old grandfather from Cambodia. He has one son, three daughters, and twelve grandchildren. He enjoys listening to monks praying at the pagoda in his free time.
Vandy developed entropion of both eyes about four years ago, causing his eyelids to turn inward. This in turn led his eyelashes to scrape the surface of his eyes. As a result of this condition Vandy experiences blurred vision, irritation, and tearing. It is difficult for him to see things clearly, to recognize faces, to do any type of work, or to walk anywhere outside by himself.
Vandy knew about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from a person in his village, who had surgery at CSC before. He traveled for one hour with his daughter to reach CSC for treatment.
On May 23, eye surgeons at CSC will perform a lid correction surgery for each eye to treat the entropion. This procedure will enable Vandy to see clearly and be free of irritation. Our medical partner, CSC, is requesting $266 to fund this procedure. The requested $266 pays for surgical materials, medication, and three nights of hospital stay.