Chean is an 81-year-old grandmother living in Cambodia with her four sons, three daughters, and over ten grandchildren. She enjoys visiting the pagoda to listen to the monks pray.
Two years ago, Chean developed a cataract in each eye, causing blurred vision, tearing, and a burning sensation. She has been unable to walk safely or independently, which prevents her from leaving the house. She and her daughter visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment.
Her doctors at CSC recommended she have a phacoemulsification and an intraocular lens implant in each eye, which will replace her internal lenses and restore her vision to full clarity. In total, the procedure, supplies, drugs, and three days of inpatient care will cost $225.
Following her surgery, Chean will have restored vision and her discomfort will be resolved. She will also have her independence again, and will be able to visit the pagoda on her own.