Chhin can see clearly again.
Chhin’s eye cataract was successfully removed from his right eye, and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, he was given eye drops to reduce inflammation and fight infection.
Chhin returned home after surgery, and he has not returned for the same treatment in his left eye. Returning to the clinic can be difficult for patients, as it requires them to take time off work and travel with a family escort. Now that vision has been restored to one eye, however, the second surgery is less urgent than the first. Treatment will be free whenever Chhin returns.
“I feel very happy that I can see everything clearly again,” he says. “I can do any work at home easily and go anywhere outside well. I can go by myself without needing to bother others to go with me.”
Chhin's eye cataract was successfully removed from his right eye, and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, he was given ...
Meet Chhin, a 73-year-old man from Cambodia. He is married with two sons, five daughters, and ten grandchildren. He enjoys visiting the pagoda and listening to monks pray.
Six months ago, Chhin developed mature cataracts in each eye. A cataract occurs when a thin, cloudy layer forms over the eye’s lens. This causes him blurred vision, discharge, tearing, and fear of bright lights. It is hard for him to see clearly, do work, or go anywhere outside.
“I hope my eye can see everything clearly again,” shares Chhin, “Then, I can go anywhere outside.”
After learning about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, Chhin and his daughter traveled three hours to visit their clinic. They learned that a simple surgical procedure may restore Chhin’s sight.
On October 21, Chhin underwent cataract surgery, during which his old lenses were removed and replaced with sheer artificial implants. He needs help to fund this $292 procedure.
Meet Chhin, a 73-year-old man from Cambodia. He is married with two sons, five daughters, and ten grandchildren. He enjoys visiting the pago...