Siv is a 57-year-old rice farmer who is married and has three sons. His wife is also a rice farmer. Siv enjoys listening to the news on the radio and exercising when he has time.
One year ago, Siv developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Siv learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled there with his wife seeking treatment. On January 15th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Siv said, “I hope I can see clearly after surgery so I can go to the rice field and help my wife plant rice, drive my motor well, and plant some vegetables around my home to earn more money.”