Chhon underwent eye surgery so he can see well and return to fishing.
Chhon was so grateful one of his relatives recommended he go to CSC hospital to remove his cataract. After losing much of his vision in his left eye, it had become difficult for him to catch fish for sale at the market. His wife did most of the housework, and he felt ashamed he could not support their living. His eyesight has improved already, and he looks forward to returning to work so that he can feed and support his family. This will improve his self-esteem as he won’t have to rely on his children for support.
Chhon’s wife said: “I feel grateful to everyone who supported my husband’s surgery so he can fish again. He is happiest when he is out on the river in his boat. Thank you to the people who funded the surgery and I hope that they continue to help Cambodians with poor vision.”
Chhon was so grateful one of his relatives recommended he go to CSC hospital to remove his cataract. After losing much of his vision in his ...
Chhon is a 51-year-old fisherman. He is married and has two sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren. His wife helps take care of their grandchildren. He enjoys Thai boxing matches.
One year ago, Chhon developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia and blurry vision. For most of his adult life, he has fished the rivers near his home but has had to stop because, due to his declining vision, he cannot manage his boat or nets in the bright sun. He and his wife have to be supported by their children, and he shared that he’s feeling depressed that he can no longer sell fish to support their living.
When Chhon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 9th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
“I hope after surgery I can go back to fishing again to support my living,” Chhon shared.
Chhon is a 51-year-old fisherman. He is married and has two sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren. His wife helps take care of their ...