Thal successfully had vision-restoring cataract surgery.
Thal’s eye cataract was successfully removed from his left eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, he was given eye drops to reduce inflammation and fight infection. He went home after the first surgery and has yet to return to have the same operation completed in the other eye. Because returning to the clinic requires taking a day off from work and usually a family escort, he may have had trouble finding a day to come back. Also, because he left with clear vision in one eye, his problems with blurred vision are less of a burden making the second surgery a less immediate priority than the first. The second surgery will be free whenever he returns.
Thal shares, “I feel very happy that I can see everything clear again so that I can do work in the fields and go anywhere outside by myself easily.”
Thal's eye cataract was successfully removed from his left eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, he was given eye...
Thal is a 75-year-old rice farmer living in Cambodia with his wife, one son, three daughters, and four grandchildren. He enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Thal developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision. Since then, he has been unable to work on his farm, or leave his home without assistance. He and his son traveled to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for further assistance.
The doctors at CSC have recommended surgical intervention to alleviate his symptoms. They proposed a small incision cataract surgery (SCIS) and an intraocular lens implant (IOL) in each eye, which will replace his internal lenses with artificial lenses, and restore his vision to full clarity. In total, the procedure, supplies, drugs, and three days of inpatient care will cost $225.
After full recovery, Thal will have regained clear vision, and be able to do his work independently.
Thal is a 75-year-old rice farmer living in Cambodia with his wife, one son, three daughters, and four grandchildren. He enjoys listening to...