Pan is a happy 76-year-old married man from Cambodia. He has a son, four daughters, and ten grandchildren. He enjoys listening to the monks praying and hearing the news on the radio. He also very much enjoys looking after his grandchildren.
He traveled 3 hours with his daughter to reach CSC for treatment.
Two years ago, Pan developed a cataract in each of his eyes. This condition is commonly seen in older adults, and it can severely affect his vision, lead to eye tearing, and cause photophobia. He can’t see clearly, do work well, or go outside independently. So, he traveled three hours with his daughter to reach Watsi’s medical partner, Children’s Surgical Center, for treatment.
After an ophthalmologist performs cataract surgery (ECCE and IOL) in each eye, Pan’s clouded lenses that contain protein buildup will be replaced with clear, artificial lenses. He will be able to see clearly again and without any problems.
$292 in funding will make this intraocular lens surgery possible for Pan, so that he may once again be able to look after his grandchildren and family.