March 10, 2022
Khloem is a 74-year-old retired rice farmer. He and his wife have two sons, two daughters, and many grandchildren. All his children are rice farmers on their family land. Khloem and his wife no longer farm, and they are supported by their children. At home, he likes to listen to the news and monks pray on the radio.
About one year ago, Khloem developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia, tearing, 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 Khloem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 10th, 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.
Khloem shared, “I hope after surgery I can see more clearly again. I look forward to going outside and visiting my local pagoda.”
Khloem is a 74-year-old retired rice farmer. He and his wife have two sons, two daughters, and many grandchildren. All his children are rice...
July 21, 2022
Khloem underwent cataract surgery to restore his vision.
Khloem and his son traveled to our medical partner CSC, where he had surgery to remove his cataract and receive a new lens. After a night in the hospital, he was able to return to his province with orders to rest for a few days to recover. Khloem’s eye felt a bit dry for the first few days, but his sight has gradually improved. He is thrilled that he can be more independent and he can resume his normal life. He looks forward to visiting the local pagoda on his own again.
Khloem’s son said: “We are relieved that my father’s vision is better. He was not able to do anything before but now he can help around the house, and watch the young children. Thank you for helping to make the remainder of his life better.”
Khloem and his son traveled to our medical partner CSC, where he had surgery to remove his cataract and receive a new lens. After a night in...