Meet Khvey, an 82-year-old man from Cambodia! Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), reports, “Khvey is married with four children and eight grandchildren.” CSC adds that in his free time, “Khvey likes to listen to the monks praying in his village.”
Over the past year and half, a cataract has developed in Khvey’s right eye. A cataract is a benign lesion which grow over the lens of the eye. At this point, Khvey’s cataract has reached maturation, meaning that the growth has spread across the entire eye lens—making him partially blind.
With his poor vision, “Khvey finds it difficult to go to the pagoda or anywhere alone,” CSC explains. “He can’t do much around the house or see faces very clearly anymore.”
With $150 in funding, Khvey will receive surgery to remove the cataract in his right eye. This operation will remove his cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial substitute.
Khvey shares that he constantly worried about going blind. However, this operation will allow him to look ahead to the future with peace of mind. Following surgery, CSC offers, “Khvey will have fully restored vision.”
“Khvey hopes that getting surgery will allow him to see faces, go to the pagoda alone, visit his son more often, and most of all allow him to take care of himself without help from anyone,” CSC tells us.