Samon underwent vision-restoring eye surgery.
Samon’s surgery was a success! She returned home with eye drops to continue her healing. She shared that her eye felt a bit dry for the first few days, but her vision gradually improved, and she can see colors again and recognize the faces of her many grandchildren. She is looking forward to an improved life with greater independence, as she can now walk outside and visit her local pagoda for ceremonies.
Samon shared, “I have had no side effects and am happy to see again. The staff put me at ease, and we were grateful to be in good hands. Thank you, I feel like I can be more useful for my family and in my community now.”
Samon's surgery was a success! She returned home with eye drops to continue her healing. She shared that her eye felt a bit dry for the firs...
Samon is a 72-year-old woman with two sons and six grandchildren. Her husband died during the Khmer Rouge time many years ago in Cambodia. Her sons are now farmers themselves.
Three years ago, Samon developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Samon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 25th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Samon says, “I want to see well again so I can see my grandchildren’s faces well and visit the pagoda by myself for ceremonies.”
Samon is a 72-year-old woman with two sons and six grandchildren. Her husband died during the Khmer Rouge time many years ago in Cambodia. H...