Oeun is a 68-year-old rice farmer from Kompong Speu province. He is married and has two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren. After finishing the rice harvest, he and his wife work on a palm sugar farm. In his free time, Oeun enjoys watching Cambodian boxing and reading the news.
One year ago, Oeun developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him tearing and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, thus he is unable to travel on his own.
When Oeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On February 13th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Oeun needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
He said, “After this operation, I hope I will be able to work again to support my family.”
Oeun is a 68-year-old rice farmer from Kompong Speu province. He is married and has two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren. After f...
Oeun underwent his cataract surgery.
Oeun has no plans to slow down soon, and he didn’t want his eyesight to hinder his activities. He had successful cataract surgery and was able to return to his province the following day. He rested quietly at home for several days and used medicated eye drops to encourage quick healing. When his eye is completely healed, he will be able to venture outside on his own without fear of falling. He plans to return to working with his family on the rice farm, and looks forward to being able to see the TV to watch boxing soon!
Oeun shared, “I feel happy that my eye can see well so I can take care of myself, join ceremonies again, and do everything by myself. The staff is very friendly and the doctor explained my eye disease and surgery well. I am very grateful for the care.”
Oeun has no plans to slow down soon, and he didn't want his eyesight to hinder his activities. He had successful cataract surgery and was ab...