Pom is a 54-year-old construction worker. Pom and his wife have three daughters and three sons, all of whom are students. His wife stays home to care for the children. Pom is not able to work because he can no longer see, and good eyesight is important for safety in construction work. In his free time, he enjoys watching Khmer boxing on TV, but he has not been able to enjoy it as much as before due to his poor vision.
One year ago, Pom developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Pom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours by taxi with his sister seeking treatment. On January 18th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Pom shared, “I hope after surgery I can see clearly again, so I can find a job to support my children’s studies and support my family. It is very important that my children continue their education.”