Afifi underwent retinal detachment surgery so he can continue working.
Afifi’s retinal detachment surgery was a success! He will rest for a few days to ensure reattachment and apply eye drops to aid in his healing. Afifi’s medical team shared that it may take several weeks before his vision fully returns to normal. Afifi is optimistic that his eyesight will be better soon, and he can return to work as an electrician and help his family on the farm.
Afifi’s mother said, “We were very worried that my son would lose his eyesight and would not be able to find a job. After talking to the doctors, we are hopeful he will see well again and can help us on the farm. We are very grateful to the Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) staff and the strangers who helped to pay for Afifi’s surgery so he can support himself and have a normal life.”
Afifi's retinal detachment surgery was a success! He will rest for a few days to ensure reattachment and apply eye drops to aid in his heali...
Afifi is a 25-year-old electrician. He lives at home with his parents and is the oldest child in his family. He has one younger brother, and two younger sisters. His parents work as rice farmers. In his spare time, he likes to play football and listen to popular songs on his phone.
Three weeks ago, Afifi had a traumatic eye injury at work when a piece of metal flew into his eye. The retina of Afifi’s left eye detached, causing him pain, and blurry vision. Surgeons suspect a globe tumor and/or a retinal detachment.
When Afifi learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On December 13th, eye surgeons will perform a retinal detachment repair procedure in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $648 procedure.
Afifi shared, “I am worried I will lose my eye, and won’t be able to work. I hope that I will be able to see again, and no longer have pain.”
Afifi is a 25-year-old electrician. He lives at home with his parents and is the oldest child in his family. He has one younger brother, and...