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Our patients: Poon, 66 years, is happy again

Poon is a 66 years old woman who lives in Ban Nalaan, a village in the south of Laos. Within one year, her eye sight has gone rapidly downhill. Especially her right eye deteriorated quickly. Of course, she worried about this a great deal, and although she received a lot of support from the people […]

Our patients: Pokhai (60) the happiest man in Laos

Mr. POKHAI is a 60 years old local from Ban Nounson, a small village in the province of Champasak in South Laos. About one year ago, Pokhai slowly became blind. Life became very difficult for him. Walking and even eating; for everything, Pokhai became dependent on the help from others. Both an ophthalmic nurse and […]

Our patients: Boutsi (74) an old friend

Boutsi, a brisk elderly man from Ban Nondou, is well-known to AEC. Five years ago, one of his eyes was operated on by us and now, the other one needed treatment. Before he was operated on for the first time, he had become very depressed because of his loss of sight. Although he knew that […]

OUR PATIENTS: Sisamouth (68) next year the other one

Mr. SISAMOUTH is a 68 years old local from Ban Sikai, a small village in the province of Champasak in the South of Laos. Sisamouth told that, only a couple of months ago, the sight in both eyes started to get cloudy. Especially during the day, while at work in the fields as farmer, he […]

Our patients: Mey Soon (75)

Ms. Mey Soon, a 75 year old inhabitant of Ban Wunsai, a small village in South Laos, remembers very well how quickly the sight in both her eyes had deteriorated within one year, so that she couldn't perform even the simplest tasks. She could no longer look after the grandchildren, which she had always loved […]

Our patients: Iwuyi (69)

The 69 year old Mr. Iwuyi from Ban Sammonnuy lost all courage when his eyesight gradually deteriorated within a period of two years. How could he continue his work as a fisherman and so contribute to the family income? How great his relief and confidence were when Mr. Iwuyi heard that the skilled ophthalmologists of […]

Our patients: Kay Si (66)

At first, Ms. Kay Si, a 66 year old inhabitant of Ban Kampeng did not notice how she gradually lost sight in both eyes. But the fog grew more and more dense, until she could no longer see her beloved daughter. Neither could she clearly see the food that she wanted to prepare for her […]

Our patients: Thongsi (64)

Within a period of three years, the sight in both eyes of Ms. Thongsi, a 64-year old inhabitant of Ban Sanamsay, grew worse and worse. Within her family, she met with little understanding. It made her very sad to feel that relatives had not much patience with her worsening handicap. Immediately after the surgery, when […]

Our patients: Kinsayt (60) can work the fields again

Kinsayt Toncam is a 60 years old farmer from Ban Singsampan, a profession that is hard to carry out for a blind person. Initially, when his eyesight started to blur, he could manage for a while with glasses. However, after four pairs in one year, there was the unavoidable diagnosis that he had cataract, and […]

Our patients: Saiyi (82), an end to her suffering

Ms. Saiyi is an 82 year old inhabitant of a village 40 kilometers from Pakse, in the Province of Champasak in the South of Laos. Two years ago she gradually became blind in both of her eyes. How endlessly long her days were; not being able to do anything, to contribute to the family life. […]

Our patients: Soubin, 20 years, a second chance

Soubin is from Ban Selaban, a small village in the south of Laos, and being only 20 years old, she is one of the younger patients of Asian Eye Care (AEC). From the age of eight, she gradually became blind in both eyes and, accordingly, had to give up many things. She could help her […]

AEC in Myanmar

AEC visited Myanmar for the first time in January 2008, at the invitation of the Burmese government, to discuss the possibilities of collaboration. During this working visit, it was agreed upon that the AEC input would be directed to eye care and eye surgeries, ophthalmic training and improvement of ophthalmic facilities. For this, AEC collaborates […]

AEC in Laos

Since 2008, AEC has set up a collaboration program Laos in South Laos, at the invitation of the Laotian government. AEC works in the provinces of Champasak, Saravan, Sekhong and Attapeu, an area as large as the Netherlands. The main hospital is the Champasak Provincial Hospital (CPH) in Pakse, on the Mekong. With the support […]