Meet Suon, an 84-year-old woman from Cambodia. “Suon developed a cataract in each eye 1 year ago,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “This causes her blurred vision, tearing, itchiness, cloudy lenses, and she is afraid of sunshine.”
Suon is married with two sons, two daughters, and 20 grandchildren. She spends her free time traveling to the pagoda to listen to the monks pray.
Due to her condition, Suon is now unable to see clearly, do any work, or go outside by herself.
Suon’s grandson says he worries about her eyesight. Together they traveled three hours to CSC.
For $225 CSC doctors will remove the cloudy lenses in Suon’s eyes and replace them with clear implants. The surgery will take about an hour and Suon will be able to see within the same day.
“I hope I will be able to see clearly again so I can help my family by looking over my grandchildren, plant vegetables in the garden, and go outside on my own without any help,” says Suon.