Patient stories

Thanks to the support of our donors the Eye Care Foundation is able to help a great many people. The unique, personal stories of eye patients show how your donation can change their lives.
  • Help remains desperately needed, such as for the 3-year-old boy Big C from Laos

    Finally the moment has arrived. The bandage comes off…. His mother watches expectantly. Her son Big C from Laos has had cataract surgery and now the big moment has arrived. Will the dark spot have...

  • Stories of Hope: Sushma from Nepal

    Imagine hiking for two to three days through the difficult terrain of the Himalayan mountain range simply for an eye exam. For years, this has been the reality for the resilient villagers of Humla, Karnali...

  • Stories of Hope: Kimtol from Cambodia

    Sorn Kimtol is 43 years of age and lives in Anlong Cheng Village in Oddar Meanchey Province in the remote northwest of Cambodia.  He is a father to three young children.  He is a moto-taxi...

  • Stories of Hope: Erick from Tanzania

    At the early age of 12, a young boy named Erick Malekela started on a journey that would ultimately change the course of his life in the heart of Mlimba district council. Erick, who is...

  • Stories of Hope: Nguyen Van Tam from Vietnam

    Living in a small, dark, hot room without ventilation, Mr. Nguyen Van Tam (born in 1957) collects iron scraps from construction sites around his place to earn a living. The room is large enough for...

  • Stories of Hope: Ka Ying from Laos

    Ka Ying is 7 years old and lives with his parents in Yord Yeung Village, Xamtay District, Huaphan Province. Picture 1: Xamtay district.  About 5 months ago Ka Ying suffered an injury to his left...

  • A JOURNEY OF RESTORED SIGHT AND RENEWED HOPE

    Khamvern, at the age of 69, resides in the picturesque Piavath village within the Khoun district of Xiengkhuang province. A retired military officer, she dedicated her life to national defense, proud of her service. However,...

  • “I’ll be blind forever, I thought” – Muth Thun

    May I take you to Trapaing Tav Chas in this story? A remote village in Cambodia. This is where Muth Thun (66 years old) lives with her two sons and their families. In recent years,...

  • “Sorry, your daughter is going blind and there’s nothing we can do for her…”

    Powerless How powerless do you feel as parents when your three-year-old child turns blind and you are being told: “We can’t do anything for your daughter…we don’t have the equipment or the skills.” These words...