Meet Ry, a 61-year-old man from Cambodia. “Ry is married with 4 sons, 4 daughters, and 10 grandchildren. He enjoys listening to social news on the radio and planting fruits around his home,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
One year ago, Ry developed a pterygium in each eye. A pterygium occurs when growth starts on the clear tissue of the eye and spreads to the cornea. “This causes him to have blurred vision and experience tearing, irritation, and burning,” CSC explains.
After learning about CSC, Ry and his son sister travelled three hours to visit their clinic. They learned that a simple surgical procedure may restore Ry’s sight.
With $150, Ry will undergo an excision surgery, and his cyst will be removed. “The burning, pain, and irritation will be relieved. His eyes will look much better after the operation. The redness and tearing will also stop,” CSC explains.