Nak is a 42-year-old father to three young and lives with his family in Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) tells us, “Nak has been feeling a constant burning sensation in his eye which causes him to itch it constantly, giving him a puffy face and even more red eye.”
Nak has been diagnosed with pterygium—a noncancerous lesion that usually grows slowly due to too much sun exposure. The condition causes severe itchiness, swelling, and impaired vision.
Due to his pteryguim, Nak is in a constant state of discomfort. He used to enjoy watching news on TV and working on his farm but is unable to do either until he receives treatment.
For $150 Nak will undergo surgery to treat the pterygium. In this procedure, the pterygium is removed and the healthy part of the eye is glued or stitched onto the affected area.
Following surgery, Nak will be free of the severe itching in his eye, which in turn will lead to reduced swelling and restored vision. With this treatment Nak will be back to his usual self and can once again support and care for his family.