Saroun is a 64-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has six children, twelve grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in his free time.
Seven months ago, Saroun developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Saroun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On June 11, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
He says, “I hope that after my surgery I will be able to go places independently and go back to my work on the rice farm.”