Chantha is a 65-year-old food seller at a school. He has three daughters and five grandchildren. Chantha lives with his wife and their youngest daughter. These days, Chantha does not go to the school with his wife to sell food because of his poor vision. He stays at home and watches his grandchildren. Chantha enjoys watching the news and Khmer boxing on TV and listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Chantha developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him sensitivity to light, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Chantha learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On May 24th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Chantha shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see ok again so I can help my wife sell food at the school again.”