May 3, 2022
Thorn is a 73-year-old retired rice farmer with five sons and 30 grandchildren.Thorn likes to go to the pagoda and listen to the monks pray.
About one year ago, Thorn developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Thorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 3rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Thorn says, “I hope after surgery my vision can improve.”
Thorn is a 73-year-old retired rice farmer with five sons and 30 grandchildren.Thorn likes to go to the pagoda and listen to the monks pray....
August 19, 2022
Thorn underwent cataract surgery.
Thorn thought he would have poor vision for the rest of his life until he listened to family members who had had similar surgery. He and his wife traveled to our medical partner CSC, where he had successful surgery to remove his cataract. He will rest for several days and apply eye drops to support healing. Thorn’s life will improve because he can go back to doing the things he loves - visiting the local pagoda, taking walks with his wife, and playing with their many grandchildren.
Thorn’s wife said: “Thank you to the kindness of everyone who helped. My husband was very unhappy when he could not visit the pagoda because he could not see to travel alone. I am relieved he can have his life back and do the things he likes to do.”
Thorn thought he would have poor vision for the rest of his life until he listened to family members who had had similar surgery. He and his...