September 7, 2022
Khen is a 71-year-old retired rice farmer. She has two sons, four daughters, and 13 grandchildren. Ever since Khen’s husband passed away, she has lived with her eldest daughter, who is a farmer. At home Khen enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio, and playing with her grandchildren.
A year ago, Khen developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Because she has difficulty seeing things clearly, Khen is reluctant to go out without someone to accompany her.
When Khen learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours to seek treatment. On September 7th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform small incision cataract surgery, and implant an intraocular lens in her right eye. After she has recovered, Khen will be able to resume all of her daily activities, and go out on her own. Now she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Khen says: “I hope after surgery my vision can improve so I can help my daughter do housework and I can look after myself on my own.”
Khen is a 71-year-old retired rice farmer. She has two sons, four daughters, and 13 grandchildren. Ever since Khen's husband passed away, s...
December 17, 2022
Khen underwent cataract surgery so she can see clearly.
With poor eyesight, it has been very difficult for Khen to be outside unless someone is with her. But her surgery was a success, and now, a week after the operation, she is able to distinguish colors and recognize faces from her affected eye. Improved vision will allow her to be more independent and to return to the daily activities she loves - cooking for her family, visiting the local pagoda, and caring for her grandchildren.
Khen’s daughter shared: “My mother is happy she can be more independent and not stay inside the house feeling useless. She can go to our village pagoda by herself, and help to take care of my children. Thank you to the donors who help Cambodians and support our families with good health.”
With poor eyesight, it has been very difficult for Khen to be outside unless someone is with her. But her surgery was a success, and now, a ...