Ouk is a 59-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She is married with three sons and three daughters. She lives with her fifth daughter and spends most of her time at home taking care of her grandchildren.
She started to have blurred vision about one year ago as she found it hard to recognize something well. Sometimes she has tearing and finds hard to go outside because of photophobia. Ouk had developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia.
When Ouk learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for more than threehours by taxi seeking treatment. On June 1st, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Her daughter says, “I feel unhappy to see things for my mother are difficult. I look forward to her feeling better and having her independence.”