Channath is a 41-year-old farmer. He has two daughters who are both students in the local school. At home, he likes to listen to the news on the radio and watch boxing on TV.
Two years ago, Channath developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision, pain, tearing, and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. Now he doesn’t go to the rice field as much as he needs to because of his poor vision.
When Channath learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 29th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 see clearly again,” Channath says. “I can go back to working in the rice field to feed my family.”